Artist Statement

Every picture has a story. Every photographer is a visual storyteller. It is through these stories that people are inspired.

 I’d like to introduce you to the natural world I know, follow me as I take you along on my journey, this is nature through my eyes. These images do not come from any particular desire to see the world through a lens, but rather from my passion for nature. It has fashioned every part of my life. I wish to show you the stunning and powerful forces that have created the Earth we live on. Through these photographs I express my feelings for the wonders of nature that I encounter along the way. With these photographs I attempt to bring my experiences to the viewer. A camera alone will never capture nature as we can observe it with all of our senses. My goal is to illuminate the experiences I have had in this world within the limits of this two-dimensional medium. I generally don’t add or remove anything significant from my images, there is never an absolute definition of what I saw in the image to begin with. I believe a great photograph is not merely documenting the scene at hand, but rather it is about blending the vision of the artist with nature.

I believe the most important quality of art, as well as a photograph is to induce an emotional response, everything in nature does this for me, finding just the right places and moments to make a photograph that conveys these emotions is far more difficult.

My camera is one of the tools I use to achieve my final result. However, no one tool is perfect, and no one tool can make a great artist. It’s not about where you are, but how you see.

My on-going mission is to explore the limits of my cameras, to constantly strive for new solutions and to create images that provoke thought, evoke emotion, and revive our natural spirit. My hope is that by sharing my images, they will inspire adventure, awareness and empathy.