I have always been in awe of nature. My favorite pastime as a toddler was to wander around outside, pick things up, and attempt to explain them to my parents in a completely alien tongue. I really haven't changed much since then.
I draw much of my happiness, contentment, and creativity from the natural world, and I find that photography grants an extremely satisfying perspective. Experiencing the world through the lens shows me detail, beauty and mystery that continually fills me with an appreciation and reverence for nature and all things wild. I hope to convey those feelings though my photographs and bring that sense of connectedness and wonder to the viewer.
I mostly shoot with a Canon Rebel XT DSLR. My walk-around lens is a Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM Zoom, and I also frequently use Canon 35mm and 50mm prime lenses. I perform post-processing in Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 4.