On Scott, Cont'd:

I have always loved being out-of-doors. Growing up spending summers in the Appalachian Mountains, I developed a deep respect and reverence for the natural world I was fortunate enough to be immersed in for six weeks between each academic year. It was during those summers that I first learned to hike, to camp, to cherish all that could be experienced just beyond the paved roads and tall buildings of my home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In the many years that have passed since those summers in the mountains, I have been fortunate enough to visit some places of indescribable beauty, and a desire to record these places and share them with others developed.

Through my desire to see the many wild places of our country, landscape photography has emerged as a means of bringing home the majesty I experience for my own personal satisfaction, as well as to share with others without disturbing or harming the land herself. The scenics I capture are meant to inspire everyone to take notice, respect, and protect the many wonders of the planet which we are all so blessed to share.

While I know my photography is not going to be the cure for the many self-inflicted problems of our world, it is my hope that one day one of my photographs might cause even one person to stop and consider the effects of overpopulation, global warming, an increasing ozone hole, deforestation, overfishing of the oceans, overuse of fresh water resources, pollution of the air, land, and waters, and inspire them to act. While that may seem like a lofty goal, I challenge anyone to admire the works of Adams, Porter, Barnbaum, or any other of the many masters of landscape photography and not contemplate the effects we are having on the natural world.

The purpose of my photography is to provide a glimpse into the splendor of the natural world around us. To the extent that these photographs impart a sense of awe and appreciation is the extent to which I have succeeded as a nature photographer.

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