The Sound of Wind

Running Through the Meadow

Running Through the Meadow

 
Snow Berries

Snow Berries

 
Skagit Woods

Skagit Woods

 
Out the Window

Out the Window

 
Pacific

Pacific

 
Down by the River

Down by the River

 
Caught

Caught

 
Beach in the Mist

Beach in the Mist

 
Chopping Wood

Chopping Wood

 
She Walks on Water

She Walks on Water

 
The Ants Won

The Ants Won't Bite

 
Brambles

Brambles

 
Sunrise

Sunrise

 
Wetlands

Wetlands

 
Trillium

Trillium

 
Winter Beach

Winter Beach

 
Moss Creatures

Moss Creatures

 
Misty Waterfalls

Misty Waterfalls

 
Snoqualmie Evergreens

Snoqualmie Evergreens

 
Dark Forest

Dark Forest

 
Wrong Way

Wrong Way

 

The Sound of Wind is a rediscovery of the Pacific Northwest through my memories of growing up there and my present experiences. I took for granted my surroundings until I left home and lived elsewhere. Every time I came back I would see it with new eyes. It seemed that every place I went contained some memory of childhood forgotten and unappreciated.

There is a captivating beauty here that inspires people, and there is also a darkness. I am drawn to the places in between dreams and reality, somewhere between memory and the present experience. I walk around and look out into the woods, seeing them anew and seeing them through the veil of memories at the same time. I look up at the moss covered branches and I remember nights spent sleeping outside in the dark looking up to see a thousand hairy spider legs instead of branches and quickly hiding under the covers. I remember ants crawling all over my feet and my father trying to calm me down, telling me that the ants will not bite. Unknown forces of nature can be terrifying, but they can also be profoundly beautiful. It is this balance that draws me to photograph the Pacific Northwest.