Ever since I began photographing, I have remained endlessly fascinated with what it is about photography that continues to hold my interest and passion. Over the years I can certainly see how these motivations and drives have shifted, which not surprisingly also reveals themselves through the continued evolution of my work and creative inspirations. The art of photography has been primarily an interior journey for me, a conscious practice of cultivating a meaningful and impactful relationship with the natural world, one that could somehow reveal itself through the creative vision of my work. In this relational dance with the natural world, I consider photography to be a co-creative act, one in which my awareness, skill set and unique vision are able to converge with the natural elements and life forms I encounter, and are further shaped by the energetic and seasonal cycles of life itself. I am always deeply intrigued by what it is that makes me stop and want to take a photograph. What do I find compelling about this specific aspect of nature, and what does it awaken within me? And ultimately, how can these two dimensions can convene through photography in a way that moves and motivates others. Now through years of refined practice and patience I am most interested in sharing these techniques with others, enabling them to awaken their unique artistic expression.
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“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”– Ansel Adams