I am a landscape photographer based in Orange County, California. In 2019 I was nominated as an official Nikon 100 photographer. Through my work I have been lucky enough to travel to some of the most beautiful locations in nature and in our beloved National Parks. My work has been featured in multiple publications and magazine covers.
Photography is one of the deepest forms of expression and emotion and unfortunately is slowing becoming a dying art form. With the technological advancement of smartphones "Everyone is a photographer". While it seems easy enough to point a camera or even a phone toward an object and press the shutter, the true process is much more complex. Numerous people have stated they could achieve the same result, but the question is,"Have you?" Are you willing to put in the work to capture that moment in time? What people fail to take into consideration are the painstaking factors that go into the process to produce the final end result. It all starts with an idea. The planning is meticulous and scrutinized countlessly in the the artist's mind. Many things needed to be accounted for that most don't take into consideration. This includes the time of year, the atmospheric conditions, whether that be extreme heat, extreme cold, cloud cover, ocean tide level, wind speed and wind chill, elevation, hiking conditions, spending days in remote locations with no reception, hiking miles alone in the middle of the night, often times with no moonlight to guide you, being weighed down by extremely heavy bags and gear, multiple sleepless nights resulting delirious days, travel time, equipment costs, and one of the most emotional feelings you can experience, time away from loved ones.Eventually a plan is put into a place and the journey begins. Hours or even days on the road are traveled just to get to the destination. That's only the beginning. Once the destination is finally reached there is LOTS of preparation. Finding the perfect composition is never possible. Near perfect is the closest option. The image never turns out exactly how it was imagined no matter how many photos are taken, no matter how many different angles are used, no matter how hard you want it to work.