Nature is portrayed so beautifully in your work. How would you say you connect with it?
My connection with nature must have stemmed from my childhood. I grew up on sixteen acres with plenty of woods and animals. I remember when I first started to pursue photography, I would wander around in our woods and look for mushrooms and different looking ferns. Heck, I even followed around some fox tracks in the winter until I lost him by a river. I think these little things have brought me to where I am now. Every time I’m out adventuring, I’m always reminded of John Muir’s quotes; the guy is a huge inspiration to me and I think too many others as well. He really just gets life I guess, as a layman’s way of putting it. Or maybe I just want to be a vagabond and he gives me the courage to think this is ok, I don’t really know.