The artist is conscious of something beside the mere physical in every object in nature.
He feels its expression, he sympathizes with its character, he is impressed with its language;
his heart, mind, and soul are stirred in its contemplation. Albert Sands Southworth
Nature and landscape came before the camera. As a lifelong student of nature and wilderness, my beliefs were shaped early in life by the words of John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Wallace Stegner long before I ever considered making a life with photography. I'm a naturalist first and artist second and wildness is significantly more meaningful to me than a beautiful place to make photographs; it is integral to my being and creativity.
The intimate and unheralded is the focus of my work. I am compelled by natural light and design; by texture and form; by the organic and the unnatural; by the unusual and the ephemeral. My goal is to portray my personal communion with the land and its flora and the unique and transcendental moments they have shared with me.
I work with both a high resolution Nikon DSLR system and Chamonix view cameras with film.