Photography resonates strongly with me by offering a way to translate what I see into something tangible. It is a way of preservation, by locking moments in place, it allows for a different viewpoint of appreciation and contemplation that informs the other media I work with. Through observation and acquired knowledge of my subject matter, primarily people and landscapes, I am able to establish a sense of intimacy between myself, the camera, and the subject. I’m interested in creating works that evoke emotion and create connections to the viewer — many times by presenting the beauty that occurs naturally in the world. Many of my influences have been the photographers from the earlier half of the 20th century, such as Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, as well as the dramatic subject of the California central coast.