Shadow & Light

There is both wildness and intimacy in a single frame, new life and old, sunlight and shadow. It’s not a place many people will ever see except in a photograph. Sometime soon it may be gone forever.

Edenton Light

The Edenton light is of one of three screw-pile lighthouses once guarding navigation on Carolina sounds. The other two were lost at sea. A screw-pile lighthouse was mounted in pilings literally screwed into the soft substrate – sand or mud. On the rivers and sounds of coastal Carolina, firm ground was rarely found where a […]

Sawgrass

Thick stands of sawgrass line the edge of Chocowinity Bay and forms islands that define the banks of Sidney Creek and Chocowinity Creek. In the early morning summer sun they shine like fields of gold but in winter, they become brittle as straw.

Gothic

Fog transforms the ordinary into something extraordinary, something unexpected.

Scintillating

The air was warm and humid. It enveloped me like a womb. There was no breeze except the one created by my own passage. Water striders dappled the smooth surface of Tranters Creek as I paddled up the North Branch. There were no sounds in the early morning except the jays and a raucous pair […]

Deep Woods

A bald cypress knee-deep in the black water of a Carolina creek is an icon image of the coastal plain.