Photography has enriched my travels through this world by changing my perspective on every scene I see. It has become a driving force in my life, taking me to new places and allowing me to bring back sights in a way they are not often seen by the general public.
The way I now see the world is best conveyed through the lens of a large format film camera. The extreme clarity of this medium allows me to capture a scene just as it was. The powerful colors of traditional slide film engage my eyes in a world of rich greens and strong reds. Colors, both contrasting and complimenting, are a common theme in my work. I put extensive effort towards chasing the last light of the day or catching the first light of the morning just to watch it cast its warm glow on the landscape. The reward of this effort is often a stunning and vibrant photograph.
Living in Greeley has given me easy access to some of Colorado’s more magnificent mountain scenes, but it has also allowed me to enjoy some of its less photographed landscape: the eastern plains. Using both the mountains and the plains I have taught myself everything I know about photography, including the operation of a precise large format view camera. The technical movements of this camera give incredible focus and perspective control unlike any other format.
Through this medium I invite you to join me on my journeys and see the natural world through my eyes.
Photo of me taken by Megan Wahlfeldt.