I’m an introverted artist with an extroverted passion for exploring nature—the nature of wild places, the nature of people, and the nature of relationships people have with the landscape around them. I love to explore. I need to explore. It feeds my curiosity and desire to learn. For me exploring is about experiencing, where some element of risk is inextricably connected to the richness of discovery. The most authentic experience reflects an element of vulnerability, an uncertain outcome—time spent in unfamiliar territory. That experience is primary.
I enjoy hard-to-reach vantage points, exploring distant landscapes, connecting with people who live outside the mainstream of modern society. I rarely feel the pressure to capture a story so much as embracing the opportunity to connect and learn. Invariably the story reveals itself—and when it does I point the camera, listen, and try to stay out of the way.