Photography allows me the opportunity to look at the world in a special way that we don’t see in the fast lane of our interstate highways – capturing the little things most people would fly right by. Having a camera in hand is a good excuse to slow down and observe. Photography motivates me to look deeper, beneath the surface of vague impressions and beyond the obvious; looking for distinctive patterns and textures, or sometimes simply the overwhelming beauty of this place we all inhabit. With each new photograph, I feel like I’m looking at something for the first time. The best images keep bringing me back to explore a little more.