My inspiration for my landscape photography comes from the mountains of Western North Carolina and the Great Smokey Mountains. My goal was to capture the beauty and majesty of these mountains on a printed piece of paper. I wanted to be able to share my images so that by viewing them all could understand what it is like to live in such splendor as displayed by the four distinctive seasons we enjoy here. I cannot remember a time when I was not interested in photography in all its forms, both capturing the image and putting it into its printed form.
The final image is a culmination of capturing the image, interpreting the image on a printed piece of paper, and then working to place the image in various medias and frames to meet the demands of the audience interested in displaying my images in various settings. Above all I am interested in having my photography seen as an art, an interpretation of the scene as seen through the eyes of a photographer, just as the painted scene is seen through the eye of the artist.