“Buchanan’s photos have a theatrical quality that conveys wonder and awe. With their intimate viewpoints and dramatic vistas, they direct the viewer to the unexpected.”
I am always looking, observing and visualizing a photograph. I travel regularly in the United States and throughout the world to make photographs. I seek to photograph the grand landscapes as well as the details and textures that are so often overlooked in the natural world.
Photographically, I interpret what I see literally or abstractly, based on how the scene presents itself to me and the visualization I develop in my mind. When I photograph a particular scene or area, I prefer to have only a baseline knowledge of the area. Just enough to get me to a point where I can begin to interpret the scene in my own way with my own creative vision. This way, I am free to visualize, create and photograph without preconception. For me, there is nothing like being in that moment of freedom and creativity.
I enjoy working alone in nature, free to see, interact and be inspired by its great beauty.