I love to travel in wild mountains and deserts. I began to photograph these places in order to communicate my experiences to my family, who live far away. I gradually realized that photographing was in itself as rewarding as simply traveling.
My travels are both athletic and contemplative. I often return from my regular trips feeling emotionally renewed and physically sore. I carry a minimum of equipment, and try to approach the land on its own terms. When the weather is cold, I am cold, too; when there is rain, I am wet.
I am trying to break down the illusion of separateness from my world. When I am successful, my heart is full of joy and gratitude. I try to create photographs that express these deep feelings of unity I feel with the wild places in which I travel.