I am a landscape photographer interested in the role that the natural landscape and the built environment play in conveying the spirit of a place and the health of a community. In my most recent work, a departure from my previous work, I delve deeply into what it is like to experience the natural environment without human intervention.

Night Comes Slowly

“There is a golden hour between life and death.”—anonymous

This is a series about life and change; about how it feels to leave a home and a familiar landscape that one is deeply connected to; about those transitions that mark major turning points in one’s life that are reflected in the changing light of day.

I have lived off and on in the Arizona desert for the past 15 years and have made the major decision to live full time in New York City. The prospect of this move has been very unsettling and a part of me hasn’t wanted to leave because the desert landscape is a part of who I am since I was a child. Going out every day to photograph the changing light, to photograph my home and to photograph the landscape, I became more in touch with nature and its rhythms than I have ever been before. Working on this series has helped me accept that change is inevitable and can be a good thing. I needed to be out photographing before golden hour so that when it came, I would be ready to capture it moment-to- moment—the subtlety, the warmth, the final burst before dusk and darkness of night descending. In that one hour I was experiencing the whole cycle of life.

The photographs in this series are captured digitally and presented as archival pigment prints oh Hahnemuhle Photo Rag in editions of 7 + 2AP. Print size is available up to 24 x 34".