Marc Vanderstraeten, Westminster,CO Member Since December 2008 Artist Statement A native of Belgium, I moved to the United States in December, 2007. As I discovered my new country, the beautiful Rocky Mountains inspired me to return to my love for photography. The natural beauty of Colorado - its fauna, flora + wildlife became indisputable subjects. The American West + the native American culture sparked my photographic eye to close in on the bright colors + intricacies of indian pow wow dancers. I also enjoy focusing on urban life, whether in black + white such as New York’s Times Square Brewery or the multicolored homes of Copenhagen. Through the lens, I share the beauty I see around me.