My love affair with Santa Cruz and the central coast started when I was six years old.
It was a dream place for a nature loving kid. I became a photographer at twelve years old and began in earnest to document through photography the beauty of this wonderful meeting of ocean and land. This book is my dream through my art to share my love and wonderment with the central coast. I dreamed of this book at twelve years old while at Franklin Point. I lived in Santa Cruz for 30 years. I worked to make a living and I worked to save the land. I played endlessly with the land. I found love and great friendships. The meeting of sea and land at this place called the central coast is in my blood and always will be. This book is a chance for me to express my gratitude to this place for shaping my life.
This book is my thank you, this book is my celebration.
Watch Santa Cruz & the Central Coast, A Celebration of Time and Place, an audio-visual presentation of photographs from the book.