Coming from a Fine Art background, most of my influences come from painters, such as Georgia O'Keeffe, and Vincent Van Gogh; and having a great admiration for Ansel Adams and Henri Cartier Bresson.
Nature has its own beauty and simplicity that draws me to her and compels me to attempt to convey what I see to others. When I am out exploring, I am content and at peace which I feel Mother Nature wants us to be. I try to draw others deeper into to each photo to experience this, sometimes with a sense of humor.
Places and objects are usually forgotten in time, except perhaps for a moment when a stranger passes through, stops, and not just looks, but actually sees. I not only see this; I capture it. And for that brief moment the image is not forgotten.