When I moved to the Western United States in the early 2000’s, I fell in love with the wide-open spaces, the endless skies, and the clarity of light. And, while digital photography was in it’s early days, I continued to shoot film as I still do today. The West, and Colorado, has become a sort of long-term documentary project for me. I went back to school in 2017, via online at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and much like my undergraduate thesis on my The South gallery, I fell in love with documenting the West. The small towns, the areas that were falling victim to growth and homogenization, and the landscapes that make the West, so uniquely the West. Gone were the moss covered oak trees and marsh lands, I have something new to explore. My MFA Thesis, Civilized Frontier, explores many of the small Colorado towns I’ve visited.