Nature photography is a bit like fishing, combining the serenity of quiet attention with the excitement of catching a fleeting thing of beauty. And it does so while taking little more than a memory and leaving only a fading footprint.
My passion for photography of all things wild extends back to my early youth, to a time when my footprints led into the spectacular mountains of my native country of Austria. Spellbound by the dramatic scenery, I photographed feverishly in an effort to catch and remember the power and beauty of nature. I discovered that the camera, rather than being a distraction from nature, demanded that I be more present, that there is no place for idle daydreams in the moment of creativity. From that time forward, I sought out the wild places of my adopted home, making ever deeper forays into the landscape of the American West.