In this age of apps, screens, and notifications, it seems like it is getting harder to go outside. Sure, we can see what the outdoors looks like on a screen, but I fear that this is becoming the norm for seeing the world outside. 


I use the camera to capture images of the outdoors, from local conservation areas to national parks. I hope to inspire my audience with my work; inspire them to get out there to explore these types of places for themselves. I feel that with exploration will come appreciation for the environment and perhaps a sense of tranquility in themselves.


I believe John Muir was right when he wrote about spending time in the wilderness: it can make your cares go away. Through my own experience in the outdoors, I found these words to be true first hand. Even after I lost my wallet in a creek, I was able to let it go and move on with my hike. I think back on that day and laugh now. I figure that if my wallet can become one with nature, anyone can do the same.