Water management, not a sexy term at all, but an essential part of life in California. Plagued by droughts, and the subsequent and notorious fires, rain is like gold, and has, as a result, played a central role over the last years in my consciousness and my photography. I attempt to create disciplined shots within challenging conditions often using raindrops as a bokeh of sorts, blurring and whitening elements of the photograph as featured in the Unhappy Camper Series.
Winter comes like a river, an atmospheric river of long narrow flows in the sky and I wade in this river of winter. Early mornings of dark stumbling hoping the rains came or that the mist hangs heavy in the canyon, I search favorite haunts for ambiance. Through the diffused light of this whitewashed morning and the raindrops on my window, I smile at the message "slow down" wanting to relish each instant of this and each day that follows, banking all the good things someplace deep where it will join my spirit and forever be a part of me.