I am a native Oregonian, and wouldn't have it any other way; although I have to say I have fallen in love with Alaska as well. There is such beauty in this world and I wish I could capture it all!
Photography has been a love of mine ever since I picked up my first camera. I have witnessed some of the most amazing moments of my life mostly through a camera lens (and have at times regretted it afterwards to some degree) but it's almost an obsession to be able to freeze these moments in immortality. To me, photography is an art; I feel that art plays a huge part in photography; capturing something in an artistic way is what is so much fun about it!
I recently read an article by a street photographer in New York City who had accidentally met up with famous street photographer, Bruce Gilden. The author was most curious as to why Bruce was still was using an old camera that was literally taped together, when he could obviously afford any camera he wanted. When asked he replied, 'it's not the camera, it's the person behind the camera.¨ I have to say that eased my camera envy quite a bit. :)
I hope to be able to share the beauty of the places and things that I've come across and give you a bit of the joy that I felt at that moment!
Thank you for taking the time to look at my photographs.