Executing landscape and nature photography I work to share my appreciation of a world less touched by humanity. Specifically revealing the underrated natural beauty of New Jersey, my lifelong home. I am driven to produce visual evidence to disrupt New Jersey’s malign reputation of little more than suburban sprawl and highways.
Leaning on photography as a mental respite from everyday rigor, a simple workflow drives my philosophy. Loathe to overthink or over-conceptualize, I allow a natural response to my surroundings. This intuition dictates the process. From the field through edits, I work under a simple mandate to produce a photograph that best highlights the splendor of the place I call home.
Near eight years in and photography strikes me still as a most unlikely passion. From humble beginnings New Year’s Day 2012, participating in a yearlong photo-a-day project, one I was certain I would quit, to where I am today—a craftsman of landscapes. Photography, an art I once berated with open scorn as an ignorant youngster who thought he could draw well enough, has manifest as the creative outlet I never knew I loved. Life is strange.
- WaterWorks Exhibit at Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. Exhibit Dates Friday, July 26 – Sunday, August 11, 2019. With a further write up in the SandPaper.