"Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain."
Within these galleries I seek both to showcase magical moments captured in time and create a space for those yet to come. That is especially true here in this collection, which I have labeled "Summit Views." Though I've climbed my share of peaks and done some pretty significant backcountry travel, most of those adventures came before I began pursuing photography as a profession, and without the equipment capable of meeting the standard for high quality fine art images which I hold myself to today. It's time for that to change. There is something so profoundly poetic about climbing mountains; an invocation of the spiritual amidst simultaneous strength and humility. The sense of accomplishment one earns, and an understanding of matters much deeper than the physical task, can at times leave us without adequate words, yet what's unspoken is often requited by the view. I hope to fill this gallery with stunning images which epitomize this experience, including both a mix of mountaintop vistas and views of adjacent peaks shot from high vantages. And in doing so, I hope to reacquaint with the spirit and truths I once knew. Life is too precious to keep saying we'll get back to it someday. And sometimes our journey through it can leave us short on reason, understanding, and words... I need to start climbing mountains again.
*the above quote- "Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain" -is often, and inaccurately, credited to Jack Kerouac. I'll have more on this in a blog post coming soon.