DESCRIPTIONThere’s nothing quite like the timeless beauty of a windswept juniper, reaching out over a canyon at sunset. Sienna truly captured the essence and spirit of this magical tree, alive once more. This shot was captured in Utah with Sienna Hayes for my upcoming book, Alchemy of Alignment. Links available through Linktr.ee/_soulcraft_
AUTHORI'm a bit of a renaissance man and dabble in many forms of art. I received my Bachelors of Science in Entertainment Design and heavily focused on Illustration at Art Center College of Design. I studied the figure traditionally for years before and during my formal education.
Moving painfully far away from authentic self expression, working mostly in the entertainment industry, I decided to explore photography as a new creative outlet. I haven't put the camera down since. Now I own and shoot with a variety of cameras and film types, always exploring new stocks and modifications. Photography has allowed me to find creativity and inspiration once more.
My focus has evolved over time as I've immersed myself within the celebration of human beauty. During particular shoots I began to notice a specific recurring experience. I had been acutely aware of it in the past but it revealed itself more and more when working actively with nature.
In any photographic situation, there is a collaborative bond between the photographer and the muse. But in nature, the bond is shared with the environment as well. The balance and alignment with nature itself is palpable, the beauty of form in relation to the elements and vice versa, compounded and celebrated in its commonalities and juxtaposition. A "decisive moment" of surreal beauty emerges in this alignment. The practice of arriving at this moment is an alchemy of sorts.
I’m developing a book exploring the Alchemy of Alignment, follow it through my links at linktr.ee/_soulcraft_