Popular landscape photography often represents nature through a lens of idealized beauty. My work aims for something more intimate, imaginal, and evocative: to represent the deeper character and complexity of relationships of the more-than-human world.
My images are inextricably tied to place, and my intimate knowledge of and relationship to the landscape that I inhabit. These images do not rely on an iconic, recognizable landscape for impact—the impact is rather in the characters and relationships suggested by each image. Such moments of connection are fleeting, the more so because I rely entirely on natural light in the creation of my images. My hope is that these photographs inspire a new perspective on these seemingly anonymous beings that we so often take for granted as providing a collective backdrop to some grander scene. Perhaps that new perspective will allow us to see them not as an anonymous collective, but as individuals living in community, worthy of our respect, attention, and protection.