A Mountain Home

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The grass has been cut recently, only being ankle high, but walking through it is still difficult because of the thick morning dew, clinging to our shoes like spiders webs. The wood burning stove is kept running day and night for comfort as well as necessity, no wires here. This is a house in the clouds. Mists roll in unexpectedly, and you hear rain coming towards you, not from the sky, but through the woods below, walking steadily up to cover you.

Time works differently here. It is not measured by clicks and revolutions but by the rising and setting of the sun, by mealtimes and the dying of the embers. Reaching this place requires a three mile hike up the mountain from the nearest paved switchback. At the top, there are clouds to live in, fields where a wolf can run, and people who have chosen a life far from traffic lights.





Shot with the Fuji X100s. Processed with VSCOfilm.


Wyoming Part 1: North by Northwest

My wife Annie and I recently got back from a trip to Torrington, Wyoming, where we have some family. This was my first time being out West since my teens which was long before I starting taking pictures professionally. It was an incredibly reviving experience being in a landscape so different from my own, and it was hard to resist simply taking photographs of horizon and sky. I was able to travel a fair amount around the town and the surrounding area.

One of the first days that I was there, I left our hotel before dawn and went in search of something to shoot, hoping to get my bearings. As I was driving away, I saw a biplane crop-dusting. I sat and watched it for about a minute at a stop sign while my brain got its first shot of coffee. Crop-dusters. I immediately drove to the small airport just over the hill.

Huge thanks to John and the staff at AG Flyers for being so helpful and filling to help me with this shoot.


Shot with the Fuji X100s. Processed with VSCOfilm.