Born and raised in Grand Rapids. Began an interest in photography in grade school with black and white film development and printing. Studies at the college and graduate school level, a career as a surgeon, as well as family responsibilities, limited my ability to pursue photography as aggressively as desired. A medical situation recently necessitated early retirement, allowing the opportunity to study and develop this art form. Capturing the very special elements and energies of a certain scene, aspect of nature, or individual - reflected in its beauty, power, and composition - is my passion in photography. Communicating that passion, that energy, to the viewer is my challenge, a challenge I truly enjoy in nature photography due to the dynamics of its predictable unpredictability.
Paul's ArtPrize Entries
These are Paul's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.