My work is to see those portions of Nature revealing the ineffable Presence we sense in all of our experience
To know when a seed is planted by Nature - how to do that? But we can easily see when it is sprouting.
My experience as a photographer of Nature began in 2012, when I returned from New Mexico to a Chicago suburb to share (with my older Brother) the responsibilities of care for my aging Father, who had suffered a fall on a staircase in his home. My Mother "graduated" this life in 2005, leaving my Dad alone.
As we attempted the rehabilitation of a frail 91 year old (a member oi the Greatest Generation, a WW II veteran of the South Pacific theater) my need for personal restoration became intense - so I took walks in a local Nature Preserve. Returning with talk of the beauty I had seen - it was suggested I take a camera along on my walks.
At first it was interesting rocks, tree bark, and light through the forest canopy - until I became absorbed in the fascination of reflections - in ponds, puddles and drainage ditches. Something was stirred within me - and I wanted to give attention to only this.
When my time with my Father was completed by his passing-on, I returned to New Mexico and rented a little house on Canyon Rd - in the historic Art District of Santa Fe.
Across the way lived Joie, with her 10 year old daughter.
I had turned my small living room into a gallery - showing about a dozen of my photographs printed on canvas and paper in various medium and large sizes. Some months passed before stroke of good fortune led me to invite Joie into my "solo exhibition" living room.
We made more and more time for ourselves, until we devoted ourselves to One Another, Nature, and the Fine Art of Photography.
It is our desire that these images invite you to see what is perhaps invisible to some eyes and minds… …yet, exists within each of us - as we find Sublime and Healing Beauty in our Nature.
Enjoy, and Welcome to our Art Gallery,
Joie and Curtis