If you follow me on social media, you will have already heard this by now. My wife Jes and I are leaving this beautiful state of California at the end of this week. The past year and a half that we've spent here have been filled with unbelievable moments and the people we've grown to know and love here will be friends for life. While this may mark an end to us being here, it creates a new beginning for us. Jes will be pursuing her passion in art, working as art director at a local non-profit art gallery and I will be pursuing my dream of working full time as a fine art landscape photographer.
The support we've had from all of you who have purchased my work, given me praise, or even silently read through my posts are what have led us to this point in our lives - and I thank you. Without you all, this would not have been possible.
With that, I am going to be traveling extensively. I have several projects I'm going to begin working on based out in the Great Plains as soon as I arrive next week. From there, I will be headed into Colorado, the desert southwest, and back to California sometime this coming winter.
California is somewhat of a dream location as a landscape photographer, with diverse landscapes all at your fingertips. Having a full time job, it's a perfect place to be - hit the beach after work for a nice sunset or maybe wander out in the dunes before work. Now that I have the freedom to be wherever I need to be with no time constraints, there's no better option than to be in the center of the country. I plan on coming back to CA at least twice a year, but I look forward to seeing new landscapes and living in the place I consider my photographic home - the Great Plains.
While this may be goodbye to this place, it's all just the beginning for us. Big things are coming, and a ton of film is about to be exposed. I have much more work I've created while in California that will be released progressively throughout the year and more and more new work will be on its way. Keep a look out on my social media for behind the scenes photos and subscribe to my newsletter for other news.