A community of like-minded visionaries whom respect and revere the natural, outside world is a beautiful thing and can work in concert to inspire. I have started this endeavor, with three words always in my mind - Imagine, Share, Inspire. These three words are my guiding light, my check to make sure I am doing this the way I will have pride in so doing.
Imagine - To think outside of the heavily-visited vistas and overlooks; to slow down and make images of subjects unique and, hopefully, inspiring; to always be innovative, try new things and learn new avenues to share images of amazing outdoor places.
Share - To do more than just take pretty pictures, to have a purpose, a greater reach of the time I spend creating images; to allow people who may not have the means or opportunity a chance to see wild and natural places and animals.
Inspire - To, again, do more than just take pretty pictures. There is a world of people who all can do something, big or small, to make an impact and help protect our lands; to cause a creative stir in all people and help guide someone to take the first step towards being creative, being an artist.
There are so many websites and social media platforms where photographs, great and not-so-great are viewed and shared. This a transient act that I myself, take part in. Here, though, is something different. This, I hope, will be a community which helps us slow down and enjoy great images, to share ideas and build each other up - support one another.
My aim for the community is to create a space where not only I am sharing, but for each of us to share and inspire. As this grows, so too shall my impact, eventually I hope to bring the joy and art of image-making to kids who may not have the means, access or exposure to photography.
This is a two-way street.
I would love for all of you to join my in this. Please share constructive ideas and inspiring images with all of us.
With a friend, we explored an off-the-beaten-path drainage on Mount Hood. We each shared shots and ideas and enjoyed a richer experience because of it.