In photography, patterns that come from abstract give us a new perspective of how we may see the most mundane items. It draws us closer to things we normally pass by everyday without the slightest notification. I love how abstract makes you see and feel an image a completely different way than of a more traditional piece.
In this photograph my wife and I were in Arizona. We had decided to take a road trip and seek out a new adventure, as we started we were driving towards the mountains and our trip had a new hitch of brush fires ahead so we had to redirect the way we got up the mountain. So as we were not ready to cut the trip short we had found a different path, a path that tested our trucks abilities through twisty rocky turns and tight steep climbs, which of course is about as much fun as it gets in a truck other than whipping around a dusty corner in 4th. Along this climb we found some awesome pull-offs and sites of the mountains following behind the first couple peaks. Once we had reached the top and rattled off a few photographs, we started to get touched by the sprinkles of rain of the storm following close behind. after about 30 minutes we had finally made it back to the pavement. Although the trip lasted only a few hours it was nothing short of an awesome successful trip. May the roads that lie ahead lead you to where you want to go, if not build a new road!
Hello all of my fellow wandering souls and adventure seekers! today I would like to ask you some questions about adventure and what it means to you. The first question will be a three part question, what is your favorite adventure story? what made it so special to you? how did this specific adventure alter your point of view or perspective? Second question is, where did this adventure occur? and the third question for you is, who was along side you on your voyage?
So I am currently on the road again and I would like to explain this photograph and what my story is behind it. My life is a series of events bound by continuous flights and road trips to small towns, big towns and even different countries. In this photograph my fiancé and I were in Wyoming on a road trip to Colorado, we had been driving through the entire state of Nebraska which the corn fields travel as far as your eyes can see. Once we got to Wyoming we had stopped and took a short hike to stretch the legs, enjoy the sun and breathe in some fresh air, I spotted this in the field and it reminded me of a part my life. The part of my life that it represented was no matter the roots I grow towards my home, I still love the sense of traveling exploring and adventuring such as a feather that takes flight in the wind, not knowing where the wind will take it. There are times I plan trips and know exactly where I need to go, but often the unplanned spontaneous adventures make the best memories because it challenges the mind to find new places and generally changes your perspective of your approach. As a photographer, I crave creating something new and that is a piece of me that expresses the way I see the world. My job is to bring out the ordinary and express it in a way that someone may find it extraordinary.
In this photograph I was on a hike just outside of Fruita Colorado on a trail named rabbit valley, It is around a 6 mile hike so my fiancé and a few friends decided to go. As we started in the morning the trail was vacant but exciting full of little eyes lurking in the brush. As we made our way through the hike I found this tree and I had to stop and capture it, what drew me towards it was the way nature had warped and strained it from the nutrients that it needed. As the harsh climate of the desert and its blistering heat had beaten the tree into submission, the tree had given me another perspective of beauty. The beauty was in the intrique design of how the tree twisted and turned as if it were a flame of wood.
The rocky mountains are a force of 14,000 foot peaks waiting to be explored, climbed and adventured on. On a recent trip to Colorado my fiancé had the opportunity to travel through the rocky mountain national park. The entrance provides a great view of the mountain range, Once you enter the park you have now just entered an outdoor playground of all skill levels, whether you like to hike, climb, kayak or canoe. If getting out and being physical is not an option, then the drive through the park is simply a must!
As a photographer you are drawn towards certain attributes; style, unique perspectives, passion, storytelling and creating something know one else has created. When I am photographing a subject or am doing landscapes, I submerge myself into my work. I believe as a photographer it is my duty to create stories from my experiences and ideas. With that being said when I envision something coming to life I use my experiences and past obstacles to shape how the image will come to life.
The orchid is a powerful, intriguing and beautiful flower. while I was photographing this flower, the sheer beauty and design of its rich styling petals leave you with such awe that they are of grand design for a flower. As the petals draw you in like a peacocks feathers the complexity in the center of the flowers reveals the true detail and beauty.