Initially, the camera served as a simple way to preserve memories of time spent outdoors, mainly during wilderness adventures. However, I soon realized that the process of making images resulted in a heightened awareness of my surroundings. Photography provided a greater personal connection to nature. The world we live in and the creatures we share it with are truly magical. For me, nature photography opens the door to fully experiencing our world and all its beauty.
Many artists have inspired me, one in particular, Ernst Hass, clearly describes how I feel about creating art. His quote, "Ask yourself about the source in your artistic longings. Why is it so necessary that you want to do your thing? How strong is it? Would you do it if it were forbidden, illegal, punishable? Every work of art has its necessity, find out your own. Ask yourself if you would do it if nobody would ever see it, if you would never be compensated for it, if nobody ever wanted it. If you come to a clear "yes" in spite of it, then go ahead and don't doubt it anymore."
Creating nature inspired art is my passion. It makes me feel more alive and grateful for the experience of living. Hopefully my images will connect with you, and serve as valuable possessions, stirring your passion for the natural world each and every time you view the piece.