Growing with the Land

April 09, 2019  •  1 Comment
A few months ago, I began traveling to Southwestern Colorado regularly to assist with the economic recovery of communities impacted by power plant and mine closures. Such a project is complex and daunting, but highly rewarding if successful. The challenges of working in rural communities, in some of the most isolated parts of the American West, no...
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Behind the Photo: Paint Mines at Night

June 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
The Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Calhan is one of my favorite spots in the Pikes Peak Region to photograph. The rock formations offer stunning color displays and the seclusion of the park on the Eastern Plains makes it an attractive destination to get away from the crowds. One night, my younger sister asked if we could go stargazing, and I took...
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Behind the Photo: Great Sand Dunes

June 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
One of my favorite things to do whenever I can find the time is take mini roadtrips around Colorado to explore areas I’ve never seen before. Even though this is the process through which I create some of my best artwork, it is a relatively new hobby for me. After graduating from college and finding a lot more free time on my hands, I started honing...
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Landscape Photography and Environmental Ethics

May 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Aldo Leopold, the great American naturalist who wrote A Sand County Almanac, transcended American environmental thought when he considered a "land ethic" as a new approach to human relations with the natural world. As opposed to ethics that are rooted (ideally) in concern for our fellow Humans or (more realistically) in utilitarianism, a land ethic...
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