Photography for me is a journey of discovery — of deeper layers of myself and the world around me. My goal is always to connect in intimate ways with whatever I am photographing, but especially in Nature photography — conveying the beauty, mystery and sense of wonder that I see in the natural world. This is a creative process that requires centering in a place of silence and receptivity to the inner expression of the natural world. Through the conscious observation and capture of light, shape, line, color, contrast, patterns and other design elements, I seek to tell a story of both the subject and a way of perceiving the world. I aim for my images to be a unification of the subject, my own way of seeing, and the consciousness that I call my Self.