About

From humble beginnings, my landscape photography lessons are self taught and have evolved into something special.   My fascination with landscapes and nature are seeded when at an early age I learned how to draw them well.   My notebooks were like empty canvasses and already full of sketches by the first day of school.   There were times I drew landscapes with chalks and sometimes charcoals in any hard surface I find, and it made my visit to the principal’s office pretty consistent.    For a long time that artistic aspect remained dormant because I chose a technical career path.

Photography started as a hobby years ago after my initial visit to Yosemite.  It was love at first sight.   The work and story of Ansel Adams inspired me so much that I decided to buy a serious camera.   My first DSLR didn’t last long because I learned the ropes by experimenting on it!   But having a brother who is a brilliant fashion photographer and being surrounded by hobbyist friends, helped propel this into a passion.  Now I’m hooked.

I feel blessed living in northern California rich with dramatic landscapes coming from all directions and in every season!   A friend once said I entered the field a little too late.  True or not,  I have to thrive at some point and feel obligated to share my version of earth preservation with you …

Thanks so much and hope you enjoyed your visit to my Earthscape Catalogue!

Huggen

2014 Awards

 2014 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year – Black & White Top Ranking Highly Commended Image – 3rd Place

 2014 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year – Urban Top Ranking Highly Commended Image – 5th Place

 2014 Epson International Pano Award – The Built Environment – 10th  Place

 2014 Epson International Pano Award – The Built Environment – 32nd Place

 2014 Really Right Stuff – Earth Photo Contest – 3rd Place