Inside this issue
In 2012 I paused by my local river and everything changed. I’ve moved away from what many expect photographs to be: my images deconstruct the literal and reimagine the subjective, reflecting the curiosity that water has inspired in my practice. Water has been my conduit: it has sharpened my vision, given me permission to experiment and continues to introduce me to new ways of seeing.
I am a nature photographer based in Portland, Oregon, where I live with my wife and son. I have spent the past twenty years exploring and photographing the Pacific Northwest of the United States. I am a full time educator and part time photographer.
The emphasis on going to university or college used to be about getting an education, then choices seemed to be as much about the social side of it (though that was always there) but I wonder if we ever really stop to think about how the people that we meet influence and even change us – or have the potential to. It’s good to hear Michael reflect on this and how much he gained both at the time and subsequently. He talks eloquently about the benefits of nature, his mindset when making images and his own approach to photography.