I have always been intrigued by wild places; the places where only your feet can take you. The places that sit far away from the city, where the only sound is silence and the stars are your night lights. These places speak to me. And I listen with my camera, capturing individual moments as they occur.
My first long term photography project took place in the disappearing prairies of Minnesota. For 15 months I photographed the land and wildlife of this tallgrass prairie ecosystem. The resulting images were used to show the beauty and diversity of this often overlooked landscape. After completion, I immediately began working on another project, a book titled The Essence of Place: The Story of the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. For over a year and a half I photographed this 500+ acre nature reserve, capturing the wildlife and landscapes that make this ecosystem so special. The book was named a finalist in the 2016 Midwest Book Awards.
After a couple of projects close to home, I was ready to venture out a bit. I went west to Yellowstone for a winter, travelled through the badlands of North and South Dakota, and spent some time on the Olympic Peninsula. I love the diversity that exists within the world.
When I'm not taking pictures you can find me hiking, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, and climbing. But even during most of these activities, I have a camera in hand.