Though I wouldn’t even call myself a hobby photographer, I do like to capture moments and scenes that make a particular impression. Below lists sets of photographs representing a particular aspect of my life.
Why I Am
I’ve created this gallery to show a little bit of why I am the way I am and why I care about what I do. There are images from my home state, Montana, as well as from my second home, Oregon. A few scenes from a visit to Alaska in summer 2011 and my time as a graduate student in southern California also make an appearance.
In My Hometown
This gallery catalogs my time in Montana throughout the summer of 2012. As I intern with Project WET in my hometown, Bozeman, MT, I am posting my favorite nature photos here. I have been lucky to always live in beautiful places, but nothing will ever replace my hometown.
A Hyalite Fourth of July
A few minutes along a winding rode just outside Bozeman, MT, brings you to Hyalite reservoir. Family and friends spent the holiday this year (2012) up camping on the reservoir. My family has been coming here on various occasions ever since I can remember, but this is the first year we spend the Fourth of July here. An adventure ensued, to say the least.
Becca’s Senior Photos
My cousin Becca graduated high school last June 2013! That meant senior pictures. I was lucky enough to get to take these photos and this gallery includes some of my favorites from the batch. Of course, Becca is a beautiful and photogenic gal, so ALL the 300-some photos were excellent. The photoshoot went down at and around the family cabin near White Sulfer Springs, MT.
Even packed schedules need time set aside to create. For me, this sometimes takes form in sketches—not-quite-polished stabs at making something.
I Want to Know You
Sometimes I find myself drawn towards capturing emotions through simple use of pencil and paper. This set displays some of the sketches I’ve done over the years. My approach is simple: capture a personality using a few heavy lines and some basic shading. As I’ve done more and more, the images have tended to get a bit more detailed. I like to think the end result is the same, though: that emotions and people and personalities are limitless.
The first time I took a ceramics course in high school, I knew it was something I would want to do as long as possible. An overwhelming calm takes over when I am in a ceramics studio. My time in studios is a bit sporadic—I am still at the mercy of a collegiate athelete’s schedule—but I go when I can. The collections below are from both college and high school (the majority). Hopefully I can add some more in not too distant of a future.
Pitchers and Glasses
Bowls and Pots