I don’t really remember how I was first introduced to photography, which is a testament to how long it has been apart of my life. My dad claims that the first time I held a camera, I chucked it in the toilet. That camera now sits on my mantle in its unusable condition.
I enjoy shooting the things I know, and for most of my life that has been the outdoors. I was raised early on by spending summers backpacking in eastern Oregon’s beautiful Wallowa Mountains, and still try to make it out there once a year to visit its pristine alpine lakes. I believe in making sure that my work has an authenticity to it, and try to make sure that each photo stands as a unique representation to the place or person within it. It is this mindset that I bring to my landscape and commercial work. I hope my work can be seen as a means of inspiring others to try and spend as much time outside and taking care of our natural places.