This selection of photos was taken over the last five years of traveling full time across America. I grew up in Ohio and earned a Bachelor's of Science in Visual Communication (at Ohio University) then moved to New York City. My plan was to get the best foundation available and learn the rules before breaking them.
I was working alongside elite photographers and designers for a few years, but I felt there was something missing. I reached a plateau and needed to expand in different ways. All along, I had this deep desire to see the country we live in, so I made the decision to leave the city. I was in search of a more mindful lifestyle and found what I was looking for by cutting life back to the basics.
I now live out of an RV visiting natural landscapes and parks fulfilling that missing piece I had before. As artists, we are constantly searching to evolve our work. We keep our eyes peeled and minds opened for that next level of growth. Waking up in a new place every day pushes those boundaries and continually shapes my work into what it is today.
Living a simple life allows me to create a sense of calm in my work. I am able strip away the unnecessary to achieve a minimalistic approach and outcome. While shooting on location, I focus on how a place makes me feel and edit accordingly so the viewer can pick up on the relaxation that comes with nature.