Working on this series of photographs, "Visions of the West," has been a life altering experience. I had the privilege of photographing at the historic Mantle Horse Ranch, in June, 2011; it was still freezing, snowing and raining, cloudy and gray. This wonderful backdrop of late spring provided a truly magnificent and magical verdant landscape.


Surrounded by over two hundred magnificent horses, roaming freely throughout five hundred and fifty acres of truly mystical country, the overwhelming beauty of this landscape takes your breath away and puts you in a place of peace and serenity.


My expectation for this series is to present another perspective of the "Western Experience," an experience that explores the landscape, horses, and cowboy culture in a contrasting visual landscape.