I started taking photos in 2012 on a trip to Alaska. In Alaska, there's no such thing as a bad photo so I thought I was a prodigy but on my return to Colorado, I found it wasn't me, it was the location. I kept taking photos learning from reading on the internet and watching YouTube. My goal was to take a picture of the stars, a task which turned out to teach me a lot of photography skills along the way. As someone who enjoys the outdoors, my work focused on nature and landscape photography. I made it my goal to try and capture the outdoors. As happens with all photographers, my friends started to know me as that guy with the camera, and started requesting me to bring the camera to events, or take photos of them. I branched out into portraiture and found it almost as interesting as landscape photography.
My goal is to capture scenes that no one has ever seen before. Whether that means taking photos of stars above a vast landscape, or seeing amazing light on a simple subject, I want to take photos that enable people to see the beauty in nature that I see. There's nothing as nice as looking at a vast field of stars on a cool desert night.
Since 2012, I've taken tons of photos from all over. I backpacked through Iceland, spent a month sea kayaking and backpacking through Alaska, and I've camped countless nights in southern Utah shooting the stars. But I've also become a student at the University of California, Berkeley double majoring in Integrative Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology, something that leaves a little bit less time for photography but has provided more subjects to take photos of.
Going forward, I would like to simplify my photography choosing to focus on easy to understand subjects instead of complex shots. I would also like to spend more time in national parks. Some of my favorite photos have come from parks and I would like to visit more and explore more of the ecosystems that exist in America.