From the Distance
I know waterfalls are or can be cliché, but was struck by the memories and feelings of this encounter.
While in Costa Rica, endured a bike ride to this waterfall (La Fortuna). Once at the trailhead discovered it was a tourist trap, but already committed and I had to see it and feel its waters. Come to find out it was dangerous too swim due to high/strong currents (which is great, we need more water). Though still swam in its adjacent waters.
Now, reflecting, I felt each hurdle was mirrored into the images presented here and continue to be humbled. From grandiose to minuscule yet always from the distance. Shot on 35 mm film.
Body Of Water: Part 1(Left) Part 2 (Right)
Body of Water as a whole encompasses the theme of death. Part 1 is a literal narative of a past memory that has influenced various aspect of how I view a person, place, or thing. Part 2 I revisit a sight where I had a last encountered with a person, who is no longer alive. Both images where shot using a large format view camera, which allowed me to slow down and really meditate on the experiences.
The Town of Drain
Feeling particularly drained from the stresses of life, I took the opportunity to explore the town of Drain Oregon. Toting my large format camera to get crisp details of the small town.
A device used for agriculture to prevent fruit trees from frost. Captured using a large Format view camera.
Bike Path Lump
Initially, I saw this huge lump of cover dirt as an eye sore. Then I thought: “I need to look at this with fresh eyes,” so I captured an image on a large format view camera.
Large Format View Camera on a early spring morning
Double Exposure on Color Film
The Empire of Dark
Since my first art class in college, I’ve always looked to and up to Rene Magritte. This image is a rural reenactment to his seemingly urban The Empire of Light
This image got chosen for an auction during a conference in Costa Rica which sold for $150
Hiking around the wilderness has many wonders, but the beauty of the banality of this spot struck my heart cord. I had to snap an image.
Haunting was my first final assignment in a Landscape and Architecture course, in which I was introduced to the photographic world and a DSLR camera. This series explored a haunted house.
The four photos demonstrate the experimentation and unpredictable nature of night photography using light to paint and expose my scenes.
South Warner Wilderness
Ascending Middle Sister
Two days after the transport wind decided to blow east causing the cascades to burn all over Oregon Summer of 2020. My friend is pointing toward the Holiday fire which burned much of Mckenzie area.