Hi! Photo:Self Portrait by Trayson Conner
I think of my life as a story. I think about how that story is unfolding and how people will look at it later, through my photography. I want my photos â€“ everything from lighthouses and seascapes to mountains and doorways â€“ to tell my story and to tell it creatively. I donâ€™t draw or paint, but the day I picked up a camera, I suddenly realized I had found my artistic outlet and, like any art form, my photography â€“ my art â€“ is extremely personal. When I look at my photos, I reminisce, reliving the experience of each one. I hope others will â€œliveâ€ through my photographs as well. While itâ€™s true that everyone wonâ€™t like everything I have to offer, I believe everyone will like something.
I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, jeeping, kayaking and just being part of the environment. As an adventurer, as well as an artist, I always have a camera with me, but never carry any expectations about what I might discover. Everyone stops occasionally to appreciate the scenery, but I like to ask what it is about that scenery that makes us say, WOW! I find that those â€˜wowsâ€™ are always just around the corner. I shoot, and then shoot some more, until Iâ€™ve shot every angle possible. My subjects are varied â€“ random, unrelated, spontaneous and natural. Iâ€™m always on the lookout for that new perspective on a familiar subject â€“ I look for it not only through the lens, but in life in general.