Image by Lesley Mattuchio
I hope you are enjoying my web site!
I am a photographer and software engineer, and it's entirely my wife's fault that I entered the field of canine photography. Several years ago she began running one of our dogs in hunt tests, and I went along to cheer her on and take photographs of them. Other handlers would ask me to take images of their dogs. One thing led to another, and here you are visiting my web site!
Because my wife and I handle dogs in obedience, hunt tests, agility and conformation, I have a strong appreciation of the work and dedication that goes onto performance training and competition. I try to capture the focus and natural ability of the dogs as they work in their particular field of endeavour. My wife and I are co-owners of Chantico IWS, dedicated to breeding healthy, well-tempered Irish Water Spaniels for conformation and performance. We currently have three Irish Water Spaniels: Fiona (BISS Am/Can Ch U-SHR Taras Water's My Middle Name Am/Can CD RE JH OAP NJP CL1) her daughter Selchie (GCh U-SHR Chantico's Spirit In The Surf JH RN WC CD OA OAJ NF CL1), and Selchie's son Reef (Chantico's Shelter From The Storm. We are also committed to supporting our breed at the national level, with both of us having served roles within the Irish Water Spaniel Club of America. I am currently serving as President of the club.
In addition to dogs, I also have a strong personal interest in wildlife and landscape photography. You can visit galleries of my nature work elsewhere onthis web site.