Thoughts (Musings)

The Thoughts and Story Behind Tidal Wash
September 12, 2023  |  Portland, Oregon

I really enjoy this image. It's very high-key and low contrast, with a low degree of detail, and I wouldn't change a thing about how I processed it, which was honestly not very much at all.

I wanted calm, serene, soft, and gentle...

2020 - The Year In Review
January 27, 2021

Better late than never? Maybe. For me, oftentimes the hardest part of writing is deciding where to begin. That’s how this post is starting out. Where do I even start with talking about last year? It was certainly one of the most stressful years of my life and it can be easy for me to dwell on those types of things...

Thinking and Documenting
October 23, 2020

I realized that I often have so many ideas for blog posts, image commentary, or creative thoughts that I always WANT to write down or follow through with. These are the times where I’m really connected to my work, studying it, looking inward, and connecting dots...

Literal, Experimental, and Casual
October 6, 2020

For the past few months I’ve been trying to navigate a particular creative struggle. I can’t point to exactly when it became a thing, but I’ve come to realize that I have three primary ways that I interact with nature via photography: literally, experimentally, and casually...

3,653 Days of Sobriety
September 24, 2020

It was hard to stop drinking. Very hard. It’s not something that I think about often, but I have very vivid memories of my struggle to quit. I remember being keenly aware of how much whiskey I had and whether or not I’d need more for the next drunk...

Best Fine Art Nature Prints of 2019
January 1, 2020

Another calendar year comes to a close and I've had the honor of having my Limited Edition Fine Art Nature Prints provide wall art and home decor for numerous clients across the continent.Thank you!

2019 was a monumental year in my creative vision...

2019 - The Year in Review
December 16, 2019

It’s only December 16th and I’m going to get a jump on this. I’ve had a really hard time with writing, lately. The thoughts are there but they’re hard to grasp.. to put into words. Right now seems to be one of the rare times they feel accessible, so I’m going to seize the opportunity...

2017 - The Year in Review
January 1, 2018

January 1st, 2018. Another day.. another year. While I am not the type of person who views the changing of the calendar as an opportunity to “start fresh” or say farewell to the problems of the past, I do agree that it’s beneficial to think back upon blocks of time and reflect upon the growth, the challenges, the losses, and the rewards that occurred...

Old Shoes
November 7, 2017

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Lately I’ve been doing a lot of contemplating about my photographic vision and artistic consciousness. I feel I’ve reached a distinct turning point in the way I see and photograph and while it’s something that has been working in my subconscious for years, it all clicked over into something more mentally tangible during a visit to southern Utah back in May of 2017...