Personal Work

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."

–Rachel Carson

I discovered late in life that I loved to be in the most wild places I could find. Photographing them was the icing on the cake.

It isn’t just the beauty and grandeur of these places that I find so special, it is their constant reminder to keep life in perspective. To walk amongst trees as tall as skyscrapers and as old as the bible, or through mountains that are billions of years old, or within the deepest and narrowest crack on the planet are among a few of the humbling experiences I’ve had. These places are constant reminders of the scale and brevity of our world, and to make the most of every moment we have.

I live in Chicago, and while it is the antithesis of wild places, one must find it where one can. Many of these photographs were created just a short walk from my home, and others required several days of hiking to see. I hope you are inspired.