My thanks go out to the Key West Photography Festival, who named my photo Rainforest Blossom the first place winner in the Nature & Landscape category.
Photography is a lifelong passion of mine. Long before I studied design, I was roaming the West Coast with a camera in my hand. In particular I am fascinated with capturing the architecture of the natural world. Tropical flowers are especially otherworldly to me, as though crafted by aliens with an eye for symmetry and complicated geometry. I photographed Rainforest Blossom in the shadows of Waimea Valley on the island of Oahu in 2018.
Congrats to the winners in all the other categories as well. I am thrilled to be in such esteemed company. The 2019 Key West Photo Festival takes place February 7th through 10th in Key West, Florida.