If you are looking at a photograph and you don’t hear anything does it make a sound?
There is a wildness to life and attempting to impose too much order by framing it can be misleading. I prefer to celebrate the harmony that exists in the context of that wildness and perhaps on the verge of chaos.
So much of what I am drawn to is broken, damaged, ugly, decaying, destroyed. Why? Because there is hope maybe even determination that beauty still remains.
The landscapes that hide behind some businesses are wild, reckless and you could argue primal.
With a camera and heightened sensitivity one man’s trash can be another man’s art. It’s everywhere and the only solution is to make art and then clean it up.
The wild spaces that are destined for uprooting are special and I photograph them as a token of gratitude. They feel sacred. This same spot will likely be fake grass, new trees and pesticides soon.
A clear mind is ia ready mind seemingly unrelated to anything else.
A nice freshly built house and a new car and yard. Now what?
I landed here one day.
“Photography is inherently fragmentary, and I find I base my faith on perfect moments.” -Robert Adams, Turning Back
My fuel for being an artist is that these “perfect moments” are everywhere and tuning into them aligns you with your truest self.
Landscape exists everywhere and in every size and perspective. I am a landscape photographer because I seek harmony in an otherwise destructive world. That metaphor drives me.
What is nature photography? This image is a forbidden zone of fenced in construction dirt where nature has tried to take back. Soon it will be re-destroyed for commercialism. Is that nature photography? Does it contain some kind of beauty?
How is your landscape changing? This is the beginning of a new home development in what used be a rural area.