The Missouri Headwaters is a part of America’s westward discovery and continues to play a role of sanctuary and historical evidence to this day. As you wander through the state park, you find yourself being guided by the three ever bending and ever flowing mighty rivers that create the Missouri. The Gallatin, the Madison, and the Jefferson entice all who pass by with either adventure or solace. These cyanotype prints accentuate the intimate details within this land and simplify the space into something that is felt deeply, as if for the first time.
50% diluted Ware’s new cyanotype solution, printed on Hahnemühle Platinum Rag paper. Toned with bleach and tannic acid.
Macro images of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park hand-colored and coated in a glossy seal.
8x10” silver gelatin prints on Ilford matte paper. Hand-colored with Marshall’s oil paints.
The Detail Within
The Northern California Redwoods stand firm against the powerful force of the northern Pacific Ocean. They are a wall, built up over thousands of years, lush with ferns, moss, and towering heights. The ocean knocks against the wall, the only thing separating them appears to be a mere stretch of sand and rocks. The contrast between these two neighboring landscapes is drastic: a dense, dark, seemingly never ending forest butting up against a vast, mysterious, wide open ocean. I have seen it before, but never like this. To the west is a calming grey blue and to the east is red and green. Amongst the glorious colors, the detail is most apparent. As the sun breaks through the trees above, the bark illuminates. As the ocean rolls, it crashes against the land yet draws you further out. I have experienced being torn between the two. The Detail Within is a contrasting series, representing two giants living besides one another. Printed in the platinum/palladium process, the details are praised and the tones are deep, inviting you to examine and explore.
8x10” platinum/palladium prints on Hahnemühle Platinum Rag paper
Photographed with Kodak Portra 400 color film. Self processed with C-41 chemistry and inkjet printed.
The Terrain Journal
Originally printed in a journal/magazine format, these images are a collection of stories. I have been lucky enough to experience life with the people in these stories, and in turn experience their passions. The planes I have flown in are only one factor in how these landscape images were created. I just showed up, and the world delivered.
Montana's Favorite Streamers
Southwest Montana is home to world-class fly-fishing. Not only do the locals participate in this invigorating pass time, but also for many, it is a lifestyle. Each river is distinct and brings its own challenges to the table. The Madison, the Gallatin, the Yellowstone, the Jefferson, the Missouri, are plenty full of some of the prettiest trout I’ve ever seen. What’s unique about fishing here, is the year-long adventures. Late summer and early fall are distinct dry fly seasons, or really, whatever you want to fish with. But when the bone chilling air hits, and the snow finally falls, the big hogs settle down close to the riverbeds, and streamer season begins. Streamer flies are big, mean, bright, and heavy. They sink directly to the bottom and get fish thinking about food. These are this region’s most commonly used streamers, which also happen to be some of my favorites.