Adonis Villaneuva, Sacramento Member Since September 2007 Artist Statement I have always pursued my artistic endeavors through music and poetry. It wasn’t until I became passionate about outdoor activities from hiking to mountain climbing, where I learned to appreciate the natural beauty of the Earth, that I picked up my first camera. I became entrenched with the intricacies of light and how it interacts with nature. I wanted a way to share these things I saw to friends and family, the colorful display of light, the movements of the waves, the dancing clouds, and words simply could not do the way a picture can.
I started to study the natural surroundings through perpetual contact and observation. The wilderness is something that draws my attention and engulfs my vision to capture fleeting moments in nature that we sometimes fail to notice, be that a small rock in the sand or the grand ocean in the horizon. I am drawn to both intricate and grand details in nature where I allow my eyes to lead me to a composition.