"To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness. ~ John Muir
With Calgary, Alberta as my home base, I am blessed with being surrounded by a picturesque and diverse environment. When I am in nature, I feel inspired, connected, grounded and clearer. Colours, textures, light and shadows take me to explore them. As a result my photography focuses on two elements of nature: the physical representation and the artistic interpretation.
Being neither a journalist nor a documentary photographer opens up the possibilities – the what if’s. One of my goals is to look at the scene as if humans have not been there so items that detract from the images, such as hydro lines, garbage and vehicles are often removed. I also enjoy the artistic interpretation in which imaging tools such as Lightroom, NIK, Topaz and Painter software are utilized.
You may notice I do not tend to title my images. The primary reason in this is I would like to encourage viewer participation, to decide for yourself what the image may say or represent for you. If I add a title this immediately puts a limit on how you may interpret it, and if you don't resonate with the title/image combination I have not done you any service.
My hope is viewers will take time to explore my images and feel the connection with nature, whether literal representation or an interpretation. I believe that what we connect with emotionally we will work to preserve and protect, and that is my ultimate goal.
The League of Landscape Photographers