I've always struggled what to say in a Bio. My approach to photography has been constantly evolving throughout the years. In the past, I've focused on separating nature and man's impact in nature. I was more of a purist landscape photographer and would always pursue scenery where mankind has not made an impact. I've struggled deeply with this philosophy because there isn't any place left on the planet unaffected by man's presence.
I strive now to show how man can coexist and be one with nature. This epiphany came to me during my travels in Europe. Man has been ever so present in the old world yet the landscape there remain breathtaking. There's a sense of preservation and the need to cohabit with nature rather than go against it...and that's been the new driving force behind my photography.
I've learned photography through trial and error and through experimenting with various mediums and medias. The most that had an impact is Large Format, more specifically, Slide Color film (Fuji Velvia). This gave me the sharpest and most colorful images I've ever produced out of camera. My transition to digital has been a painful one, I've never been able to successfully reproduce the format and the same imagery that I was able to with Large Format film.
With today's modern sensors and combined with modern Tilt-Shift Lenses, I'm able to produce images that now rival the Large Format films of old. I do this combining three images captured across the Tilt-Shift len's image circle and stitch it together to form a lager composite with a higher pixel count. I then apply basic curve, color correction, and contrast to mimic my beloved Fuji Velvia's tonal curve and colors. I do this all within ethical means, more about photography ethics here: ETHICS