The meaning behind ‘Gathering Dust’ is threefold. My passion for photography normally finds me scouting a gravel back road for my next inspiration. If my rear window is covered in dust, it typically means I spent the day doing what I love. Besides photographing landscapes and wildlife, I often find myself being drawn to historic architecture and abandoned homesteads. I am fascinated by the craftsmanship and the attention to details that was evident when constructing these buildings. I often wonder what became of the families who made a life within their walls and what caused them to walk away, leaving them to gather dust. Finally, as many of us can relate, we often get busy with the day-to-day responsibilities of life and our dreams and passions get moved to the proverbial backseat. I always knew I loved photography and wanted to be an outdoor photographer but kept it as my personal guilty pleasure. For many years my dream of pursuing photography for more than just a hobby was left to gather dust in the back of my mind. Now I have decided to take the next step and share my viewpoints with you. This website is dedicated to showcasing the beauty of our natural world and the forgotten history of our past.
Most pictures were taken in Alberta, Canada, within a 500km radius of my home in Lethbridge. I am fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in the world. People travel great distances to see what we have in our own backyard and to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. I think we all too often take that for granted. There is beauty everywhere and in the smallest of things. It’s just a matter of stepping away from our busy lives and getting reacquainted with the world around us. Photography gives us the opportunity to capture a unique moment in time. It can tell a story, inform and inspire. My goal is to inspire people to explore and preserve not only the wonders of our natural world but also our history which has made us who we are today.
Thank you for taking an interest in my photography.
Gathering Dust Photography Company