Western Zen collects lush medium format black and white images shot in Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and other cities in the western United States at Chinese and Japanese gardens. The images reflect their content in hand-painted borders in the style of sumi-e brushwork.
Photography started out as a cheap thrill with friends. After viewing a Salgado exhibit at Joslyn Art Museum in my hometown Omaha, I decided photography would be my artistic expression. I graduated Arizona State University with a BFA in Photography and teach the craft to both high school kids and adults. I currently live in Chandler, AZ with my wife Vesna, our two children and multitude of animals.