Spanning from Northern New Mexico, through Canada, and out the other side of Alaska, the Rockies have been a photographic wonderland I’ve explored whenever presented the chance. Jagged ridges, glacial lakes, and a diversity of wildlife characterize just some of the reasons why I am constantly returning to this mountain range.
Appropriately known as the U.S.A.’s best idea, The National Parks are what I love most about this country. From vast sweeping landscapes brimming with wildlife to iconic valleys and canyons, it’s not hard to see why I am constantly returning to these places.
The region I’ve come to call home while attending university, it’s obvious why Ansel, Georgia, and so many other famed artists made their very best work here. As wild and wonderful a landscape as I’ve ever encountered, there is an adventure on every horizon, a geologic marvel to every canyon, and a sunset beyond belief every evening.
I’ve never felt further from home, nor closer to the person I aspire to be. It is impossible to talk about the place without it’s people, the culture without the curiosities, nor the magic without the madness. To borrow a phrase one of my students taught me, “sab kuch milega,” anything is possible - especially in India.
Between weeks working with NGO’s in Thailand and Vietnam thereafter, I explored the forests, mountains, and seas that have established the region as an adventure’s paradise. Literally paradisaical in almost every instance, words, and often photographs, fail to do justice to the beauty of Asia’s Southeast.
Being deep in the Annapurna range of Nepal on April 25th, 2015 changed the trajectory of my life in many ways. The earthquake shook me of the safety I’d known growing up, and threw me into the reality of the natural world. Humbling is one word for the inspiration such an experience instills in an impressionable 18 year old, but what Nepal left me with above all else isgratitude.
From Burning Man to Machu Piccu, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to experience and capture these magical moments around the world.