...Velvet Winter...

Velvet Winter began as a visual record of my experience learning how to cross-country ski but quickly evolved into its own project.  There is something enchanting about being out in the woods when the rest of the world is heeding a winter storm warning.  In the snowfall, everything is muted, nothing is truly white: trees blend into sky, fences disappear into fields, even the contrast of the river seems softened.  What I wanted to capture in my photographs was not a winter of crisp, tightly focused images, but a winter of quieter, velvet tones.