I love trees and have been surrounded by them most of my life. Capturing their essence is an impossible task, and yet one that permeates my mind on an almost daily basis.
Given this, it is perhaps not a surprise to learn this passion has extended beyond music to photography: specifically, nature photography. While planning a recent trip to Colorado, I realized my visit would coincide with the annual fall foliage. Upon arrival, I was mesmerized by the golden beauty of the aspens sprinkled throughout the evergreens. Many photos were taken, and musical ideas connected to these images began to develop. The title of the work also emerged rather quickly. Coincidentally, I later discovered famous nature photographer Thomas Mangelsen’s stunning image of the same name: Among the Aspens.
March 26, 2022
Phi Beta Mu - Sigma Chapter of South Dakota in honor of their 60th anniversary