Patterns in Nature

I think the most interesting way to photograph Valley of Fire State Park is to focus on the details rather than on the wide landscapes. There are an infinite amount of colors and patterns that rarely come through in the wide-angle landscapes. See more of my Nevada photos.

A Requiem for Iconic Landscape Photography

Valley of Fire State Park is not exactly a household name amongst travel destinations at this point but over the past few years it has sort of become part of the “iconic landscape photography tour” within the nature photographer community. The Fire Wave is perhaps the most photographed landscape since being discovered a few years …

Rainbow Vista

You could probably spend years exploring Valley of Fire and find new things every day. This place is amazing. Rainbow Vista reminds me of one of my favorite ice cream flavors, rainbow sherbet… See more of my Nevada photos.

The Milky Way at Valley of Fire

My friend, Don, was in Las Vegas attending a conference for most of the week so I drove up to meet up with him and hangout for a few days after the conference ended. He’s from Chicago and I met him at the same conference last year so I figured this would be a good …

Jackson Pollock

I first became familiar with Jackson Pollock’s work while attending grad school in San Francisco. I didn’t think very highly of his work to say the least. Somewhere along the way, I have grown an appreciation for his art and abstract expressionism in general. What I like about it is that it’s impossible to replicate. …

Fire Wave

I spent two days searching for the Fire Wave, only to make it there at dusk on my final day of the trip. Here’s the twist: I took the trail down to the Fire Wave and walked right past it the day before not realizing it was there. I read the directions online from multiple …

Defacing Our Natural Treasures

It is unbelievable how selfish some people are. It only takes a minute of human stupidity to destroy tens of thousands of years worth of work. I see a lot of photographers shooting pretty pictures but few show the effects of tourism on our landscape. Let’s keep it real and shine the light on the …

Sandstone Arch

One of the many unnamed sandstone arches at Valley of Fire State Park. I’m sure you could spend a lifetime exploring this place and find new things to shoot all the time. To be honest, I don’t even remember photographing this but the photo reminds me of Arches National Park in Utah so I had …