Don has been a resident of Reno, Nevada since 1980. A member of both the PPA (Professional Photographers) and the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers), his award-winning photography has earned him praises from many levels of the artistic world, a top award from the largest digital photography site in the world, an invitation to display his talents from the Nevada Art Museum, and most recently, a display of 3 images in the permanent collection of the Nevada Historical Society Museum. Don has been leading photo workshops in the Reno area for over 8 years. If you are interested in attending one of these workshops please send me an email, and I will put you on the mailing list. In addition to his photography, Don has owned an insurance and financial services agency since 1984, sings and plays piano & guitar, is on the Board of the Ronald McDonald House Scholarship Committee, is a past President of Northern Nevada NAIFA (National Assn of Insurance & Financial Advisors),is a recipient of the Excellence in Commerce Award, and is a certified chef whose culinary talents are as diverse as his photography.

Special note* I have available for purchase: signed, limited edition art gallery prints of select full resolution images. The photos on this site have been resized as lower resolution images, and don't represent the true impact of the originals. Please don't hesitate to email me questions, suggestions, or to schedule a photo shoot: or call or text my studio: 775-742-3374.

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  • Of the 42 distinct tribes in Kenya, all but the Maasai are eager to have their photos taken. Before taking any photographs of the Maasai, one must always ask for permission.. Some still hold on to the belief that a photograph can steal their soul, and therefore will be highly insulted if a camera is pointed in their direction. I found that younger Maasai were happy to pose when asked, but expected a tip of around a dollar.  Marian and I paid $40 to visit this Maasai Boma, and was granted unlimited photo access.  Despite this access, this elderly Maasai woman refused to look into my camera.