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.

“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.”

The Columbus Dispatch
Equipment and Process

My process is rooted in traditional photographic methods. I use full-frame Canon DSLR’s and a variety of professional lenses and filters to make my photographs in the field.

I process my images using Lightroom, Photoshop and Nik software on Apple computers. I utilize a modern, digital approach rooted in traditional photographic methods to process and fine-tune my photographs and prepare them for print.

I personally print my photographs using a large-format Epson Sure Color P-7000 printer with Epson UltraChrome HDX inks. I print on a variety of high-quality fine art papers from Epson, Moab and Hahnemuhle.

Even in this digital age, I believe that the print is the ultimate way to view and experience a photograph. An artfully made print is tangible, tactile and permanent. It has feeling. It has and holds value. By making my own prints I have the ultimate control over the look and feel of each print and I am able to fully realize my artistic vision for each of my photographs.

I also frame my photographic prints out of my Studio.

“I just had a great time surfing your (landscape) website. I had a sense that I was going to be impressed, and am awestruck!”