Photography is a passion and a love that allows me to express my appreciation for all things in nature. I love being outside. I typically spend at least one of my weekend mornings precariously perching, crouching, and squatting in a compromising position, or chasing light as it dances across the surface of butterfly wings, water, and flower petals. It is in these moments, in the stillness and quiet of the dawn, that I am able to find harmony and be most at ease. Macro photography is a favorite medium
of mine for expressing the delicate beauty that exists within various elements of the natural environment. Shallow depth-of-field and limited areas of sharp focus are used in my works in order to convey the calm and tranquility that I experience while hiking in the woods, meandering around a garden, or walking through a field of flowers. Samadhi is said to be the state of consciousness induced by complete meditation. I was introduced to this concept through my other passion and love: Yoga. The Vaishnava Bhakti Schools of Yoga define samādhi as “complete absorption into the object of one’s love.”When I see something beautiful in nature, I feel overwhelmed with that love—it is consuming, captivating, and awe-inspiring—and all I want to do in that moment is capture it so that it can be shared with others.