Then I took up photography early in my teen years and thoroughly enjoyed experimenting with cameras and techniques. Working with rangefinder, SLR, and pinhole cameras helped me master the technical side of photography. I loved the black and white darkroom, but shooting color reversal films brought the greatest joy. I learned, as my Grandpa had, that there was more to photography than exposing a medium to light. Pressing onward, coursework in college enlightened me to the art of photography, where I was challenged to address angles, form, composition, and storytelling.
In recent years I have embraced digital photography, though the resurgence of film tugs on my heart. The tools are photo sensors, computers, and printing technologies that seem to know no bounds. Do I miss pulling freshly developed film from a tank or seeing a print materialize in Dektol under the dim illumination of paper-safe red light? Of course—those were adventurous times, and while the processes seemed more organic and hands-on in those days, I love the creative control available to me in the digital darkroom.
My photography is inspired by my passion and love for God, those made in His image, and His Creation. I feel such peace and freedom being in the wild, exploring with a camera, basking in a deep appreciation for the grace given to me through Christ to see His great work.