Some of my photographs are taken quickly before moments pass, but the vast majority are the result of a slow, methodical process. In this world of mobile devices, dopamine-releasing social media posts, instant gratification and sound bites, the process of planning, preparing and creating a photograph that is intended to be printed large, presented on a wall, and enjoyed in a real place for a long time, is very grounding and enjoyable. The world slows down. The practice creates a space where I focus and exist in the moment, free of all the noise.
I make most of my images in Marin County, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marin has many reputations, but the one I hear cited least often, and yet is most deserved, is its wealth of national, state and regional parks and preserves that are some of the finest in the world. I am very fortunate to have spent time in a few of the world’s great natural locations: New Zealand, coastal British Columbia, the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges. Marin rivals the best of what I have traveled far to experience elsewhere, and it is right here in our backyard. I aim to share some of this natural beauty with others who don’t get to spend as much time here.
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