Sean Peck, Oakland, Ca Member Since April 2013 Artist Statement I am amateur photographer with a lot to learn an many interests I'd like to explore. I recently graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies. I'm interested in finding the beauty this world has to offer. A goal of mine is to photograph every National Park in the United States. I bought my first digital camera in 2008, and have been experimenting since then. I have been inspired by my Grandfather who loved Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada, he'd hit the trails with an old Nikon camera and photograph what he came across. I have been camping and visiting Yosemite since I was single digits and it feels like home to me. As a child I remember seeing camping Tupperware of his having claw marks from bears getting into his gear and all the cool gadgets that went with camping and hiking and thinking I want to do that! Now, I hit the trails and photograph what I come across, although its a digital Nikon. I have recently, become interested in trying to find beauty in urban settings, particularly nightscapes. The great thing about being passionate for photography, there's always something new to explore.