Greetings everyone! I’d like to start by extending a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have followed my work and this blog over the years. I know I haven’t written much in awhile (and that’s about to change) but I always appreciated having this platform and your feedback and support.
With that said, I wanted to take this opportunity, for those of you who are subscribers, to announce that I am switching platforms. I’ve actually just launched a brand new website which includes it’s own blog, and I’m very excited about that and ready to put it to good use. It’s going to be so nice to be able to showcase my complete photography portfolio, offer previews of new photo work and writing projects , maintain my online store, provide my show schedule, blog, and so much more- all in one place. If you have a moment, I’d love for you to check it out…
As for the blog and writing component, with the new site I’m ready to really throw myself back into this again. I plan to write some about nature photography (both the practice and ethics) the trials of trying to “make a go” in this business, art shows and other related topics. However, I’ll also be putting a lot of focus on the larger issues that I care deeply about. The environment, social justice, public lands. I do actually have my first blog post up over there, so here’s a link to that for a little more insight as to my renewed approach. Welcome! (And fair warning…)
As you can see there, I’m also going to have a video component. For the past year I’ve been shooting footage on various photo trips (well… mostly through the fall and early winter of 2019… COVID kind of put a halt to the travel for quite awhile…) and I’ll be editing segments to show additional behind the scenes glimpses of life out in the field. I think this will be a nice way of enhancing the posts, adding to the photos and prose. Some of what you can expect to see coming will include travels in Bears Ears National Monument and other parts of Utah, New Mexico and Arizona, a winter California road trip from last December that included Death Valley, Mono Lake, Point Reyes National Seashore, and Sequoia National Park… and coming soon a really special project that I’ve been working on that includes two separate bike rides across Iowa. The first was in 2019, and just a scenic ride as much as anything. However last month I returned and rode the same route again with a much greater focus on getting to know the people of Iowa, and specifically People of Color, for a better understanding of the challenges they face. It’s a look at diversity and equality my home state, and an initial step in my efforts to do more to ally with under recognized voices and work together for a more just and opportune world. I look forward to sharing the stories that I’ve found.
The one drawback of my new blog is it does not have a subscribe feature. However, for anyone who uses an RSS reader, you should be able to find me by searching for my website there. Otherwise, I will of course try to post to social media, but the main way I’m encouraging people to follow is by signing up for my Email Newsletter. This is something that I send out every other week- and I promise it’s not a marketing ploy or other gimmick. Instead I use it to share stories (honestly, since I launched it last January it’s what has taken place of this blog) and talk about important topics. Now that I’m blogging again each newsletter will also include links to any posts that I’ve published since the previous issue.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in signing up for, I’d really appreciate your continued support and love to have you… Simply CLICK HERE, enter your name and email, and you’ll be all set!
Again, thank you so much for your support over the years. I’ve enjoyed our interactions and getting to know many of you, and look forward to continued (or new!) friendships to come.