1st Place - Outstanding Achievement
"Aloe Vera Garden"
Biography: I am a fine art photographer living in one of the most scenic regions of California, the Monterey Peninsula. I learned darkroom techniques when I was in college, but at that time I was focused more on software engineering and classical piano. After a few years, I realized that visual art is my true calling. Today I like to call myself an 'artist with a camera.'
I have participated in group exhibitions at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel CA, the RoHo Gallery in Cincinnati, the Vermont Photoplace Gallery in Middlebury, and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins.