Photographing the natural beauty of landscapes is how I attempt to capture a distinct, magical moment in time and express the true magnificence of it.
My passion for photography set in motion a self-taught adventure that also integrated my love of being outdoors and traveling to new places. This unity constantly has me searching for these “magical moments.” Over the years, this challenge has driven me from hobby to art.
My goal as a landscape photographer is to have the ability to capture the precise moment where an instant of light can articulate the true beauty of nature. To facilitate this, my images are generally taken in the extremes of the day, such as dawn or dusk, when “golden light” appears for brief moments. Using the tools of modern photography and documenting my own personal experiences as I envision them through the lens, I seek to extract reality into a personal vision.
It is so rewarding when all aspects and elements come together in unison and I am able to grasp that moment in time. Often times, it is not recognized how difficult this can be to accomplish. I can return to the same location numerous times and still not have a shot that I feel appropriately translates the passion, beauty and drive behind it. This is one of the reasons I enjoy when people take the time to comment on my work. Even if it’s a dislike, it shows appreciation of the art, and I will use the critique as a motivator to improve upon something.
I enjoy visiting various locations and striving to add a new look to a place that may have been shot thousands of times before. It allows me to the opportunity to share what I personally envision unique about it, and the power of modern digital photography provides me with the tools I need to facilitate getting the most out of a shot.