This is not complicated. I really enjoy making pleasing photographs of our natural world. I also love the experience of being in unpeopled places, those of stillness and quiet, sometimes of drama.  Solitude is a sought-after plus.  Photography and being there are a good match.

In this pursuit there are a couple of statements by masters I particularly relate to regarding my efforts in photography exploration:

1. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”

– John Muir

2. “Photography [then] becomes the medium through which one makes a statement about the love of place.”

– Morley Baer

There are a lot of different types of photography, of course, and there are many approaches to photographing landscapes. My approach is intended to be more expressive than documentary.  Without exception the images here were made in places I love. Except for the Close to Home II photos of Yorkville all the images are of our public lands.

I hope you enjoy them. 

Charlie Judson
Sebastopol, California