I am attracted to landscape photography
because I want to preserve the natural beauty around us and
I want to show the public that we have something that is very
precious and fragile. As a boy, I grew up in San Bernardino,
California in the early1950's and I remember the area as being
very beautiful. We lived in a lovely valley surrounded by
big mountains and everyday was sunny and the sky was blue.
I remember one day we swam in the ocean, drove through the
desert and played in the snow in the mountains and I thought
this has got to be the greatest place on earth. Today the
sky back home is brown and there are freeways and strip malls
everywhere. It is very sad to see what man has done to the
landscape and the environment and this is what motivates me
to capture the beautiful scenery around me.