I have always enjoyed wilderness adventures, the more remote the better. Once I started carrying a camera with me, I realized I was a landscape photographer. Now any subject is fair game. I particularly enjoy the challenge of capturing a scene in just the right way to inspire an emotional reaction – surprise, laughter, awe. My best images often require sacrifice. This can mean carrying a heavy pack long distances over rugged terrain at high elevations or standing waist-deep in Pacific Ocean surf on a cold January evening. I’ve crawled through mud, been bitten by snakes, and embraced temperatures from minus 30 to 118℉ just to get a picture – and I still can’t get enough of it. There’s always another image around the next bend that keeps me going. Enjoy the journey! Tom
You can find more of my images here on Flickr.