I believe the most important quality of a photograph, as with all art, is to evoke an emotional response from the viewer. I further believe that what defines a great photographer is the ability to seize the moment and make it theirs. Whether I am capturing a dramatic landscape, a vintage truck, a historic church or a working cowboy, my hope is that viewers get a sense that they are present in that moment and that — if only for an instant — their senses are so aroused so that they can feel the warmth of the evening light, breathe the crisp alpine air, and be comforted by a sense of solace and awe. When I am processing my images, I often experiment with adding layers of painterly, ethereal or distressed texture to the image to help draw the viewer into the scene and transport them into a different world. Through these photographs, I attempt to express my feelings for the locations I visit and to share the wonders of the places and people and culture that I encounter along the way.