Lands In the Public Trust: A Photographic Journey (2005-2023)

The National Parks are America's Jewels, but they are constantly under budget and under-staffed and despite public idealization they are not considered a voter concern. They are obscured by narratives of Climate Change and mismanagement.  They have been places of refuge in the Pandemic, but an uneducated stream of visitors tramples the fragile ecosystems preserved for us the people.

My photographs celebrate the beauty of the natural world, while they also show how humans debilitate the biology of plants and forests, rivers and oceans meant to bring them harmony.  My current focus is on the spectacle of the burnt forest as a harbinger of a new natural landscape that bears echoes of the sublime.  As climate change continues to evolve these haunted landscapes will increase in number and will stand as a visual symbol of what mankind has done to the planet.