I came to photograph the natural world during my time in South

Carolina. It was a serendipitous event, opening a whole new terrain and

sensibility for me.  I learned that photographing nature was more than

shooting trees and water and such, but revealed the connection - a

spiritual one - between man and nature. 

I returned home with this new vision and an ultra wide angle lens.

Concentrating on landscapes, I found it suited me - I liked how the

barrel distortion stretched the edges of the frame, giving a sense of

movement to the image. The expansiveness of the lens itself could either

bring me in and amongst the spaces of an intimate collection of objects,

or zoom out to place me in the totality of a broad setting.   And through

most of it, I was  at the center of the experience.

Nothing here is constricted: small spaces open up, larger spaces span

out.  With a specialized lens and unrestrained spirit, the landscape is

wide open.