Award-winning Images from 2021
Golden Spike won Best of Show in Fine Art Photography at the Utah State Fair.
For the fifth consecutive year, the yearly body of my work won be best of state in nature photography. I also won best of state in architectural photography.
Golden Spike won first place for professional photography at the Murray Community Art Show.
Best Fine Art Photographers in Salt Lake City by Giggster (# 1)
The 11 Best Landscape Photographers in Salt Lake City by Peerspace (# 3)
award winning images from 2020
For the fourth consecutive year, the yearly body of my work won be best of state in nature photography.
award winning images from 2019
Fly Geyser returns to win best of show in april 2019 for the cottonwood heights art show.
for the third consecutive year, the yearly body of my work won be best of state in nature photography. in the first year it was awarded, i also won best of state in architectural photography.
showings in 2018
autumn fairy was toured through france, including a brief stop at Cannes during the film festival in may.
award winning images from 2018
This piece- Fly Geyser- was picked to be “March” in the 2018 Mountain America Federal Credit Union calendar. My good friend Michelle Farnsworth also had a picture chosen for the calendar, so congrats to Michelle, too!
In the Utah State Fair, this black and white piece I call, “The Last Picture Show” took First Place in Fine Art. I also won second place ribbons in the “Action” and “Beyond Ordinary” category’s of the “Professional Photographer” division.
this one really means a lot to me. in early april, the winners of best of state were announced, and my work won for nature photography. this award is not only judged on the body of work of the artist, but on their contributions to utah as a whole. it has always been my goal to give back with my photography, and i think this award is showing that i do. i live in a beautiful place, and my work is so stunning because of my easy access to the wonders of utah. so i owe a lot to the state, the people of this state, national and state parks systems and the natural beauty all around us.
wow- we are not even two weeks into the new year, and I have already won another photo contest! the good folks at viewbug have seen fit to pick fallen tree in a color glade as the people’s choice in the mother nature photo challenge. again, an awful lot of really great pictures in competition; many that i like better than color glade. thank you so much for choosing my piece.
in february, the byu monte l. bean held it’s nature photography competition and exhibition for 2017. I entered the allowed two images, gnarled tree on the precipice in landscape and ice floe in water. the judges moved ice floe into landscape… and the two pieces played tag team and placed first and second place, respectively. wow. i beat myself. read more here.
showings in 2017
Fly Geyser was picked for my work’s first appearance in an international exhibition. For October and November 2017, this piece is representing at the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece.
in may 2017, my first one-man show opened at the salon nv in downtown salt lake city. i was honored to show over twenty pieces in this show. i chose a combination of landscapes and ballerina portraits. the reaction has been tremendous- everyone loves seeing these images in “real life.” because of the printing processes i used- metal prints and acrylic prints- my images lept off the walls and really showed well
award winning images from 2016
gnarled tree on the precipice pulled through at the utah state fair and won my second consecutive best of show in fine art photography. half credit must go to my wife lisa who pointed the lone tree out to me as i was looking for a suitable foreground object- i had walked right by it! the other half credit goes to the sun for such a spectacular light show…. i was just lucky enough to capture it without screwing it up too much. oh… and did i mention my daughter also won a best of show in cell phone photography?
surprise! also won a third place in unclassified at the state fair.
kannaraville falls was the grand winner of the water fall madness photo challenge at viewbug on december 6th 2016. two days later, the same piece was picked the grand winner of the beautiful waterfalls photo challenge. Whoo Hoo!
gnarled tree on the precipice was chosen in december at viewbug as member selection award. it had previously won the spring selection award at viewbug. easily my most popular image on the site, to date it has won 11 photo trifectas.
to wind up the year, and as a final christmas present, viewbug picked guardsmans pass sunset as the grand winner of the north american fall photo challenge. a nicer christmas present i have yet to receive- thank you!