These studies focus on minute elements of the landscape, both tame and wild, and its creatures, both living and in repose. Working with a modified plastic camera, I shoot from the hip, honing in on details, textures and light. This project began in earnest after Hurricane Katrina, when weekend excursions into nature proved a salve, offering respite from scenes of destruction throughout the city. Listening to the land was a grounding reminder that though nature could wreak havoc it was also resilient and filled with small wonders. From the seeds of a spent rose, to a bee in the act of pollinating, these intimate depictions of flora and fauna serve as a personal catalog of natural ephemera and a nod to the tonic of wildness.