I remember the first time I saw the American West. I was 15 and on a road trip from Iowa to California with my family. From my vantage point in the back of our station wagon (and through the lens of my Yashica 35mm camera), I was captivated by the vast, rugged panoramas, intense palette of colors and mysterious grandeur.
To this day, as I make fine art landscape images, I still experience that same sense of first-timer’s awe, inspiration and emotional attachment to these vistas and their ever-changing light and contrast. I know I’m lucky to behold these spectacular settings and to feel the serenity that invariably settles within me. In homage, I focus on making images that are true to the splendor, and which take the audience to the same majestic place in time and space.
I shoot in digital, 120 and 4x5 film formats.