My drive as an artist is to grow. I always want to push limits and find new ways to express myself though my photos. Over the last few months I have been experimenting with light shaping and blending my landscape photos with the photos I take of people. When I take landscapes, for me it is all about the vivid colors of the sunset. My goal is to capture a moment in time that give the feeling of motion. With my portraits, it’s all about emotion. If I take 100 frames, I know my favorite will always be the candid moment that I capture between poses. You can see some of this in my recent photo shoot with Nika.
With all that said, the bread and butter of my photography business is a saguaro cactus at sunset. I have hundreds of them. The reality is I could spend every night for the next 30 years in the desert taking the same type of photo…a saguaro backlit with a vivid Arizona sky at sunset and I would not consider it a wasted life. But if you look at am recent Instagram feed, these photos are few and far between recently. I think that’s because my desire to grow as an artist has pushed me away from my foundation. That changed tonight. At ab out 3 this afternoon I knew it would be a perfect night with the high clouds, and amazing weather. I grabbed my camera bag, took my Tahoe off road into a sea of saguaros, and found my roots. And it felt amazing. Not just because of the landscape and light I found, but also the renewed appreciation of why I love Arizona.
If you’re following me on Instagram, you will see the result of my night with a handful of new photos. Enjoy.