Hello! I am a 29 year old San Diego based photographer. I graduated from San Diego State University in 2004 with a degree in graphic design. Although I am fluent in digital photography, I prefer to work with large format film. I love the hands on approach to image making with a traditional view camera. It is simply me, the camera, and the subject.
My philosophy is to get to know the location before even bringing my camera with me into the wilderness. I will often spend several days at each location so I can experience sunrise, sunset, and the way that the light falls on the land. This allows me to formulate how best to capture the beauty of a scene. Without doing this, I find myself very intimidated by the beauty of a location, and feel that I am not capable of truly capturing the essence of a location.
My ultimate goal is to create simple, structured, and zen-like images of nature. These images are often shaped by my graphic design background.
I am very fortunate to have an excellent job that allows me to take a lot of time off work to pursue my passion. Over the course of the past 2 years, I have taken over a dozen trips to some of my favorite locations. Some trips have been with friends, others have been solo. In late 2009, I began documenting my adventures with daily video journals. As viewership has increased, I have taken steps to increase the quality and content of these videos. My goal, as always, is to bring you along for the ride. I want you to see what I see, and feel what I feel at each location.
I invite you to visit me at my upcoming shows to view my work in person. Once you see the prints, I think you will understand why I enjoy photography so much!