My beloved Grandpa introduced me to the world of National Geographic when I was a child. I do not think he knew it but looking through those familiar yellow covered magazines, he had provided me with a portal to the world. These articles and photographs were able to transport me and allowed me to dream of places very different from my rural Wisconsin reality. As I grew older, through my interest in photography and my travels around the country, I became familiar with the photography of Ansel Adams. His work took me places in my mind I knew I wanted to see, and to be quite frank, still desire to see. These works were more than just photographs to me; they inspired me to dream, and to one day, develop my own style of photography.

While I pursued occupations that allowed me to develop a great work ethic back in Wisconsin, photography was always in the back of my mind. I knew something was missing in my life. In 2005, my bride encouraged me to go back to school and follow my dream—photography. I knew photography was not a hobby; thus, we moved to Albuquerque, NM. where I graduated with my Bachelors of Fine Art Degree for Studio Art-Photography at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Before I started my studies at UNM, I knew I had a particular interest in landscape photography. The American West, especially the Southwest, will continually have a lasting impression and will forever be etched in my mind. As a photographer, I feel very fortunate to just step out my front door and be inspired with endless possibilities so unique to the Southwest.

My work is purely subjective, in fact I would not want to interfere with any personal thoughts as to how viewers perceive my work. Saying this, if I am able to transport you from your world into the world of the photograph before you, then I know I have done my job effectively. I photograph landscapes with a personal concept of isolation as part of our journey in life. Whether we seek this experience or not, we all undergo it. This period of time allows an individual with an opportunity to self-examine one's life. Time also plays a vital role in my photography because I believe time is a concept that pertains to our lives—our time in this everlasting landscape is ephemeral. The beauty in all this takes place when we are able to understand that these processes are integral part of our life journey.