Shooting the macro world gives us an opportunity to see what tends to be overlooked in day-to-day living. It's not just capturing a moment in time, but a specific dimension unattainable to the naked eye.
Photographing animals has always been a favorite challenge. I love the spontaneity and unpredictability of animal behavior, which makes capturing it all the more rewarding. Observing animals allow us to peer into the natural world on a level unlike any other. I feel a real connection with my surroundings when I am shooting animals. It truly forces me to concentrate on the present, to the point where I'm holding my breath. The animals in this gallery reside in my house, a zoo/museum, or the great wilderness.
Saguaro National Park
After spending a couple of years in the behavioral health field, I started a new job at Saguaro National Park. I have a deep appreciation for the saguaro and the Sonoran Desert as a whole. The gallery showcases many early mornings and late nights after work.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2018
A glimpse at the 47th annual Balloon Fiesta: Glowdeo, Dawn Patrol, Mass Ascension. ~500 Balloons & ~100,000+ people
Southwest Roadtrip, 2018
Arizona: Marana, Globe, Salt River Canyon, Holbrook, Petrified National Forest National Park, Painted Desert
New Mexico: Santa Fe
Taken around the central coast of California from 2016-2018