I believe that it is important to maintain our sense of awe in order to avoid becoming cynical. I strive to do that through my photography by exploring the beauty in this world, especially in the ordinary. I photograph a wide variety of subjects, but nature is by far what I love shooting most. Being connected with the natural world is vital to our well-being, and nature photography helps me to maintain that connection and to live in the present moment.
Most of my work is digital, although I do occasionally shoot film because of the nostalgia and tactility. Although I work in both color and black and white, I have been gravitating more toward black and white as my style continues to evolve. Sometimes color can be a distraction, and black and white can really force the observer to focus on the shapes, textures, and soul of the image.
You can view more of my work on my website at mathison.photos.