My photographs try to convey to the viewer, in a visually beautiful form, what I experienced at a particular moment. The viewer should be able to see through the images as much as I saw myself, and experience the same emotions even from a partial representation. This requires careful selection and visual interpretation to reveal the subject’s essence. Often, I can not explain in words why a particular image moved me. I try to capture images that have some beauty, inspire some strong emotional reaction, transport the viewer to a different culture, time or place, or have a sense of humor. Having been educated as an engineer and a lawyer, it has been difficult, yet rewarding for me to try to see the world not in the logical constructs of my training, but in an experiential way. I license images for all manner of commercial and editorial use and sell fine art prints. I specialize in photo journalism, travel photography and my work includes subjects ranging from panoramic landscapes to people and local culture to abstracts. Some of my photographs are sold through a variety of channels: directly over the internet, by stock photography agencies (Shutterstock and Fotolia), and as photographic products (greeting cards, calendars, posters, etc.) through Zazzle.com (www.pshaw-photo.com). I am a retired intellectual property attorney living with my wife Lynn in Mill Valley, California.
Equipment and Software Used
Nikon digital single lens reflex cameras (D3 and D7000), Nikkor lenses 18-200mm AF-S DX VR zoom lens, 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S wide angle zoom lens, 70-200 f/2.8G ED AF-S VR zoom, and 28-300 AF VR zoom. My images are digitally processed in RAW format using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and are printed using an Epson 3880 injet digital printer on archival paper.