Growing up, I was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, for which I earned the rank of Eagle.
In those days, we did a lot of camping, a lot of hiking, and saw a lot of Texas vistas. We also went to the mountains in Mexico outside Monterrey and did an extended stay in The Weminuche Wilderness in southwest Colorado. Being surrounded by those environments at an early age is why landscapes became my photography niche.
As a young adult, my earliest inspiration for my landscape photography was from Ansel Adam's in Color. Of course, just like every other artist out there, I have my own editing preferences, which I continue to hone with the latest software available and apply those techniques accordingly to each individual photo.
At the end of the day, my goal and purpose of my landscape images are to help shatter the stereotype that some people out there may have about Texas. This is something that I myself have grown to appreciate and evaluate more throughout my own travels as a photographer, which just goes to show how much-unexpected beauty is out there to be discovered and photographed.
Publication credits, Commissioned work, and recognition.
*Three 27"X40" Installations at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
*Article published "Inside the mind of a landscape photographer" edited by Bill Hedrick, for The Photographer Online Dec/Jan 2016 issue. Feel free to read it here
*Featured on the official Fstoppers Instagram page. Link