Elk Coast

Personal Shoot | Mendocino, California

Sometimes it's easy to forget the beauty that lies right in your own backyard.

For the past 15 years, I've been fortunate to photograph and film in some of the most unique and beautiful locations on the planet. But I always come home to Northern California. It's where I was born, where I first fell in love with nature and where my family still lives today. 

The "Elk Coast" — as we who live here call it — has changed a lot over the years, but in many ways has stayed exactly the same. The people who live here maintain a rugged sense of individualism, self-sufficiency and a deep connection to the land.

These images celebrate my home and my mother, who happens to be the model in each shot. Fun for me, and my mom, these images tell a lot.