It is in creating and through the creative process that the voice of the individual might rise and realize itself most singularly and profoundly.  The process of making photographs is an artistic endeavor involving an artist, a medium and a vision.  The culmination of this process is the print.  The print creates the basis for dialogue between the artist and the viewer.  Art and passion are absolutely inseparable.  If you believe, as I do, that a photograph begins with an artist's vision then you understand the importance of passion.  For you must be moved by that which you behold and stimulated through a passionate connection in order to have something to say.

 

Wander about!  Climb a mountain!  Swim in a stream!  Put a pack on your back and get walking!  Discover!  Observe!  Behold!   The photographic arts offer a great deal of latitude when it comes to exploring the depths and diversity of our world.  From the conceptual to the concrete, the physical to the emotional, photography is a gateway to discovering who you are, where you are, what you are, why you are and how you are. Seek and you will find.  Look and you will see.  Listen and you will hear.  You will find it in the wilderness.

 

 

 

  I am a wanderer and an explorer committed to deepening my relationship with, and thereby my understanding of, myself and this planet I inhabit.  I firmly believe that if you want to make the world a better place you must start by making yourself a better person!  Discover what you don't know and strive to educate yourself.  Stand against ignorance and intolerance in all forms and manifestations, even if painted green or awash in rainbows.  Beware of groups for there is madness in crowds and you risk losing yourself.  That said, there's tremendous value in  communing with  fellow travelers.  Mankind, while easily led astray, is not inherently bad.  Mankind is an integral part of a great and vast whole.  Walk alone in the wilderness with a clear head and you'll soon enough realize this.  Photography for me is a means through which I connect with that greater whole.  It represents my efforts to SEE.

 

  • Leica iii, iiia; Summitar, Elmar, Summar
  • Fuji GW690iii 6x9, 90mm
  • Folmer & Schwing 8"x10", Goerz: Artar, Celor
  • Film:  Ilford FP4+, Arista Ortho Litho
  • Dev: PMK Pyro, Rodinal

 

  • Big Pack:  Hyperlite Windrider 3400
  • Light Pack:  Hyperlite Daybreak
  • Tent:  Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
  • Quilt:  Hammock Gear
  • Boots:  Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX

It's quite incredible living within a couple hours of such incredible wilderness.  Some of my favorite areas include: (follow links)

 

 

 

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