The exploration of nature on all levels is at the heart of my photography. I am intrigued by the fundamental structures of nature and the way the elements – Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Gravity, Light, Space, and Time – imprint our world with their magic. My introduction to fine art photography was through the work of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Minor White. I immediately resonated with their portrayal of nature and landscape. However, I was first influenced artistically by painters. I admired the ability of impressionists to render the feeling and experience of a scene, rather than simply an accurate depiction of it. With the devastating impacts of climate change, I have come to feel nostalgic about the natural world, even as I am photographing it. Images often take on a vintage appearance with a dreamy, timeless quality that also carries hope for nature’s resilience.