I believe everyone has had the experience of being moved by nature - a sunset, the smell of summer rain, or that first look into the Grand Canyon. I've noticed over the years that some places or things always evoke a response in me. It's something that transcends emotion. The emotional tag is just the brain's way of making sense of the experience. This greatly interests me.
The reality of a photograph is it's power. To present a subject in it's raw actuality is a truth I don't take lightly. I treat my digital work much in the same way I used to treat my film work, without much alteration. To do otherwise would be cheating myself and perhaps most importantly - the subject.
On a personal level, seeing and opening myself up to the world around me is what my work comes down to. Connecting to something far bigger than self and recognizing how we are all connected - to everything.
Nature offers us a doorway to the infinite. It is our greatest teacher. As technology progresses and our culture transitions further away from the natural world, it's more important than ever to open our eyes to the bigger reality that surrounds us.