In 2010 I picked up a DSLR camera for the first time. Since then, photography has evolved from a hobby to an obsession, and has driven me to explore the world around me both through my own eyes and through the viewfinder of my camera. While nothing can compare to experiencing something first hand, my goal when I take a photograph is to come as close as possible to making you feel like you are there. With that goal in mind, I spend time with every photograph I take doing everything in my power to try to make it perfect. I’ve hiked mountains and waited for the perfect light. I’ve scrambled up muddy hills and crawled under glaciers for unique vantage points. I’ve woken up at all hours of the night and frozen in sub-zero temperatures. I've fallen into at least three rivers. Photography constantly pushes me to learn and improve as I strive to show the world around us through my viewfinder.