Artist Statement

My art is all about sharing Nature’s landscapes at that perfect moment in time. It all starts with exploring the outdoors. I will hike for miles through extreme terrain and travel far from the beaten path to find the setting for my next photograph. I study certain areas that I find interesting and return to that location several times to discover when it is at its most brilliant. Sometimes that moment comes after a heavy snowstorm, during the blazing summer, or just as the sun begins to rise. Using a panoramic camera system, I capture a series of photographs and stitch them together to achieve either a horizontal or vertical panoramic view.

Camera techniques are used during perfect lighting conditions to be able to present the location as if you were stand there witnessing that moment yourself. Today’s best camera technology still doesn’t even come close to what the human eye can appreciate. This is where the expert use of long exposures, lens filters, film chose, digital camera settings, and an in-depth printing process fills in to recreate the scene, as the human eye would see it.

My creative process extends past capturing the image as I also print all my own photographs. Using a custom top-of-the-line printer, they are printed on high-end fine art gloss or premium metallic paper. Printing in house allows me to adjust and fine tune saturation, contrast, and depth for each image. This gives me complete control over how the final photograph will look.

The ultimate goal and greatest reward is inspiring someone to visit one of the locations in my photographs and have their own experience out in Nature.

 

Cheyne Walls
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