These photographs are illustrating emotions I feel before entering the landscape: organic, organized chaos, quiet, and sometimes a bit overwhelming. I tend to push my emotional needs aside from other things in my life. Taking advantage of the specific terrains that surround me in the Bay Area–forest, hills, and the ocean–I found myself escaping to these areas to be alone and sort through myself. Shooting with not a thought in my mind, I started to find a pattern in my images. I saw my emotions, that I was feeling before, start to come out in the photographs I was taking. With the original images being printed using the gelatin silver process, spending a good amount of time with each image became my therapy. I was able to release my emotions through my images, in capture and in the darkroom.