I am a landscape photographer of both grand scenic vistas as well as small close-up “intimate landscapes”. While not one to shy away from a “pretty picture”, I prefer to create images that capture the feeling or essence of a scene or communicate a more complex story.
I began “taking pictures” as a kid, usually on solo explorations and hikes. I was in awe of the natural world, especially wilderness, but was frustrated that my pictures usually failed to fully capture what I felt and thought I saw. Many years later I began to learn what it takes to create a meaningful and memorable photograph that can transport the viewer to a time, place, and state of being that can be transformative.
Photography is how I explore and get to know who I am in this world and to share that with others. It is how I encourage others to slow down, to get in touch with the natural world, to look beyond or outside of what is obvious, to listen deeper to what isn’t being heard, and to open hearts and minds to “what we don’t know we don’t know”.