When I arrive at a place or pull over on the side of the road the magic is in the raw reality of my surroundings, and it has always been important to me to reflect that through my pictures. I do my best to represent the scene in front of me in an accurate way, I adjust the colors to the point that they look as true as they were in person, and the lighting to fit the mood of the scene, as well as it can be reflected. I love the imperfections presented to us in the world. Like arriving in Yosemite National Park with thick fog shrouding every famous viewpoint, or the power lines that stretch across otherwise wild hills, smoke stacks in emerald trees, dead grasses, broken fences, or even merely the hordes of people that we encounter in such ‘wild and serene’ locations. I love capturing the beautiful letdowns of my travels, as well as the untamed magnificence that is nature when it is truly free.