When it first hits you that you've signed up to do a blog; Yikes, that means to write, I'm a photographer. So what do you start with. Well, I am going to start with "The Things I love". When I say this I am talking about all the things that we tend to take for granted at times, but really can't imagine a world we want to live in without them. For me thats nature, the land, the scenic wonders that surround us. Things that make you hold your breath the first time you see them. They are magical and up-lifting.
And most of you already know how I feel about horses. In my opinion the most beautiful animal on the planet. They come in all shapes and sizes, just like us, some are mean and some are nice, just like us, and they all have hearts of gold; just like us. May their beauty and light lift the spirits of anyone that gazes in their direction and may we all learn the many lessons they are willing to teach.
And last, but certainly not least people, the human race.
I believe there is a profound heritage we all share. I love the values and traditions my parents and grandparents grew up with. I love the American West, its past, present and future. I hope to somehow preserve the ways of the old west, be it romantic or not. The couple of days spent with this ranching family and watching first hand the admiration this young 4 year old had for his father was amazing. I hope like many of you to somehow keep the past alive. There is something there I need. History is so much more than names and dates, its passion, a desire to carry on, to pass on what we love to others dearest to us.
Bring all of these elements together and you have a world this photographer does not want to to live without.