I have always regarded my photography as “visual haiku” because of its poetic and contemplative quality. I would place my art in the “explorer-romantic” tradition, which might include artists such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and John Sexton. With my photography I want to capture the stillness and singular awareness that we all experience before natural beauty – when beauty, grand or intimate, crosses our path. For me all thought of self disappears in those instances and a wonderful stillness descends. I want to pay homage to those moments on the path when the universe offers us something that makes us stop on the path. And I hope my photographs can evoke those feelings in people who view them. I love all aspects of photography: being in wild places, making photographs, post-processing and especially crafting the fine print, when the photograph becomes a delicious visual and tactile object. I usually make prints that are relatively small because I feel that small prints create an intimacy with the viewer akin to a private conversation with a good friend.