About Restless West Photography
The landscapes of the West, both urban and open, evolve as quickly as a flash flood sculpts a sandstone canyon. Cities grow, Dust Bowl relics languish. Land is scalped for energy development and wind turbines suddenly grace the horizon above once-wild vistas. Big box stores are built atop landfills and open space. Glaciers recede as the forests creep. Like me, the West is restless. My photography, which focuses on both the natural and human landscape, celebrates this movement — this dance of nature and culture, Old West and New West, progression and regression, a river's seasonal ebb and flow.
These images have a journalistic quality, documenting how humans fit into their natural landscape, how wildlands fit into the human landscape and how people sculpt an industrial landscape.
Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., I’ve been gone from the South now for a decade, and my appreciation for the immensely rich place in which I was born and raised has only grown stronger as time goes on. Steeped in history, Charleston, its suburban neighbor James Island, the rolling Piedmont and the lush, rhododendron-clad southern Appalachians are some of the most beautiful and historically fascinating places in the East. Given my roots, Restless West Photography explores more than the U.S. west of the 100th Meridian, but a bit of the east, too.
December 2010 — Whole Foods Market, Fort Collins, Colorado
February 2011 — Café Ardour, Fort Collins, Colorado
Spring 2011 — Art On Mountain, Fort Collins, Colorado
August-September 2012 — Denver School of Photography, Denver, Colorado
December 2012 — "Urban Landscape," Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
July and August 2013 — Denver School of Photography, Denver, Colorado