I choose scenes in nature for the most part, because I was brought up feeling comforted by the fact that I am small and nature is big, and I've always found nature to be true art. So many people today live in crowded cities that nature has become a luxury - I try and "sell" the appeal of the outdoors through my photography in order to encourage viewers to get out in it. My process is simple; find beauty and capture it. I invite the viewer to step into my world, and find a piece of their self once lost.

Free the Dust was born in Logan, Utah and raised in Portugal, Italy, Israel, Oregon, and North Carolina. He joined special forces and served for three years as a combat soldier. Art has a large place in his life and heart, and he continues to sketch, paint, and photograph daily.