Artist's Statement

We all have busy lives and chaotic schedules. Ubiquitous and instantaneous communication means we are constantly distracted by others vying for our attention. News alert! – Facebook! – Text message! – Email! Twitter! – Calendar appointment! – It’s your turn to play! – Ding! – Ding!! – Ding!!!  Quiet moments, contemplation, and introspection take a backseat and we feel constantly distracted and pulled in multiple directions.

In The Mountains of California John Muir wrote, “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” Nature offers a respite like no other from the toil of our day-to-day lives. There we can find serenity and peace. We can refuel the soul.

I hope to convey some sense of this through my photography. I’m always seeking that spiritual awareness of the world when I make a photograph, whether my subject is of the natural world or not. I hope to show what is often missed because we are too busy or too distracted to notice. The world has far more to offer than a 5-inch screen can convey. Dont forget to look up or turn it off every now and then.


A Brief Bio

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A new bio will appear here in the next few days. I'm writing it now!