What I Do
I want to share my love for the outdoors, whether that be photographing like minded people or decorating their homes. Landscapes are what drove me to pursue photography as an art form. My landscape photographs explore the shadows cast by the sun (and sometimes the moon) as time passes by. They contrast the textures of rock and sand with sky and trees.
The Mountains and Desert make me feel small. While physically imposing, that feeling is driven more by my studies as a geologist. It is hard to feel self important when on a mountain that has been crumbling for millions of years. I find it humbling and I seek out that feeling as often as I can. I hope my images can remind you of how small we all are on this Earth.
I didn't "get" couple's portraiture for a long time. Then I made images of my partner and I in Capitol Reef National Park. Seeing the photos gave me a rush of joy unlike snapshots taken along the way. The images brought back all the excitement of where we were and how much I enjoyed being there with the love of my life. I "got" it.
I want to help others remember being dwarfed by the vastness of nature. I want to document their pre work adventure and their campground elopement. I want them to feel as I do when I see those pictures in Capitol Reef, whether its their first time seeing the images or they're looking at them decades from now, whether its the background on their phone or hanging on their wall.