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This project started after processing a photograph I made of Raisa's jaw. It developed into a portfolio of horses that I know, and who know me. I discovered a sublime, sensual beauty in the curves and muscles of their bodies that reminded me of complex landscapes and human female nudes.

My life has been spent in humanistic endeavors. I chose a career in medicine but now have devoted myself full time to documentary photography. I most enjoy working on complex subjects affecting humanity and the natural world. I am currently engaged in a long-term project on the aftermath of incarceration of Japanese American citizens during World War II. I have published humanistic photo essays in The Washington Post, the Idaho Statesman and the Idaho Capital Sun. In 2010 I published a book about the invasion of Iraq titled, Aid and Comfort to the Enemy: A Surgeon's View of the War in Iraq.

Awards Gold Medal, 2021Tokyo International Foto Awards (book)
Top 5 Jury Selection, 2021Tokyo International Foto Awards
Gold and Silver Medals, 2020 Prix de la Photographie de Paris
First Place, 2019 Idaho Press Club Annual Awards, Health/Medical
Finalist, 2014 Nature Photographer of the Year
Best of Show, 2001 Northwest Exhibition of Environmental Photography, Art Wolfe juror

Exhibitions include Chicago Cultural Center, Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, Russell Senate Office Rotunda, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Paris