Description Early morning view of the newly dedicated Payson, Utah LDS (Mormon) Temple. The Payson, Utah temple is the 146th operating temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints and was dedicated on June 7, 2015 by President Henry B. Eyring of the Church's First Presidency.
David Kocherhans, Utah Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement "Photographic images of all things bright and beautiful."
My passion for photography comes from a powerful affection for the beauty of the natural world. I am continually amazed by nature’s unique trait of sudden transformation in a way that ordinary things can suddenly become extraordinary for a few moments with the infusion of a peculiar lighting, a droplet of water, a passing storm, a temperature extreme, a rising or setting sun, or a change of season. Even the most ordinary and mundane subjects in the natural world have a moment when there is some extraordinary beauty, and I love searching out and discovering those moments. Many of the subjects of my photos are not remarkable or majestic -- they are not the kind of thing for which you would "stop the car". They are often just simple isolations of some ordinary subject in a remarkable moment of beauty.
Experiencing the natural beauties of this world is both spiritually healing and mentally rejuvenating to me. I hope you find similar inspiration through my work.