A Mountain Home


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.

Seminole State Park Camping Trip

We needed to get away from the brick and mortar of living in a city. To not shower for a few days and not care. To cook on a fire and to taste something different. It's amazing how refreshing it feels to wake up with the sun on your face and to fall asleep with the moon rising through the woods. We chose Seminole State Park close to Florida. While most of my time was taken up with fishing and avoiding being hit by alligators falling from trees (I really did see one in a tree that jumped down into the lake when I walked up), I did find the time to make some images. We stayed in a kind of rustic treehouse, away from the other campers.

Shot with the Fuji X100S. Processed with VSCOfilm.

Far Too Long

I have been searching for a collection of photographs to post for some time now. Each shoot represented an opportunity to create a story to be told. But the last few months of the year refused to yield the story I longed after. Yet there was story, there was emotion in the light, even if it was harder to see. It has been a season filled with happiness as I saw a proposal, a marriage (separate blog on that to come) and gained a family member with the birth of a nephew. Below is a small collection of photographs that show what I've been up to over the past few months. Here's to a New Year and to making things happen for myself.

Shot with the Canon 5D Mark III & Fuji X100S. Processed in Lightroom 5 with VSCOfilm

Photo cred to my awesome wife Annie

Red Top Mountain

A lone jet ski meanders it's way across the deserted lake. The leaves and pine needles crunch under our feet. Fall is beginning to breath into the hearts of the trees and whisper secrets to the grass. Time needs no watch to tell that it is passing. That is why we try to capture it. To package it in a box of reflection that seeks to defy the passing. The constant march towards forever.

Shot with the Fuji X100S & processed in Lightroom 5 with VSCOfilm and Nik Software