Artists Statement

My photography celebrates natural landscapes, and the nature to be found within; transmitting my sense of wonder for the natural world to the viewer and triggering that visceral longing for exploration that I feel when viewing masterpieces that inspire me, including the works of Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell.

In addition to capturing broad vistas after the masters, I use a telephoto lens to pull out compositions from within the landscape that others may not see - what I think of as portraits of place. Where the broad landscape is the generalization, the portraits are the particulars – giving a more tangible ‘feel’ for the place – its personality. I strive to create an urge in the viewer to go ‘there’, either personally or imaginatively; in order to be inspired to protect these places. I have begun telling stories about the land and people’s relationship with it in an effort to promote conservation agendas.