“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” - John Muir
Have you ever been totally consumed by a photograph that seemed to capture the true essence of a place? One that magically takes you to the place pictured, where you could feel the warm summer sun setting on your face or the brisk morning waves crashing into your body, all the while mesmerized by the surrounding beauty. These are the same types of images that inspired me to pick up a camera, travel around the world and share the images of the incredibly beautiful places that I'm fortunate enough to visit.
I'm thrilled at the idea of others finding even a hint of that special feeling of awe or wonder in any of the photographs I'm able to bring back from my travels. Take a moment to look around, and hopefully as I did, you will find yourself lost in one of these amazing landscapes.
I've always considered recognition a form of affirmation in my pursuits. I've been fortunate enough to have several of my photos awarded and recognized by galleries, newspapers and magazines, including Popular Photography Magazine, The Smithsonian and National Geographic.
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