Really, this is more a why, than it is an about. When people ask me what I do for a living, and I say I’m a photographer, the next question is almost never about my qualifications and almost always some form of – “What do you like to photograph?” It’s a simple enough question.
For me, the what of photography is directly tied to the why. Like a spot-on shot is dependent on good light and composition, the two can’t be separated.
Beyond that, it’s about people. And rural place. More importantly, it’s about shedding light on the beauty, wonder, and complexity of a chosen way of life.
At the end of the day, I hope my photographs help show that rural American life is vibrant, diverse, and continuously evolving. Even better, that it’s relevant.