This weeks inspiration comes from Photographer of the week Brian Hiltz.

I have a deep love for travel and exploring this great earth. The more I travel, the more I wish to preserve the scenery and share its beauty with others who may never have the opportunity to visit these magnificent places.

My inspiration began with a moody seascape painted by my great-grandfather. It hangs in my office to this day and deeply touches my soul, stirring up an infatuation with capturing the intensity of the forces of nature. This probably explains why my biggest passion in photography is seascapes. I feel most fulfilled when I’m knee-deep in the ocean, photographing the sun rising or setting over the sea. Nothing can describe the emotions I experience when I’m alone with my camera on the beach, watching the colors fill the sky and hearing the waves crash before me. My camera becomes an extension of myself, which I use as a tool to bring my artistic visions to life.

My biggest hope is that my images convey the magic and energy that I experience when I am standing there, in the moment, in awe of my surroundings. As I pursue my photography goals and further develop my style and technique, I will continue traveling. If I could be anywhere right at this moment, I would be on the coast. Living in Dallas, Texas, I feel a constant yearning to be near the ocean. The sea is magnetic for me. It cleanses me, heals me, and energizes me. In the words of the artist Wyland, “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul.” Although I would be happy on practically any beach on a stormy day, I would say that Iceland, New Zealand, and Australia are at the top of my list for future destinations.

See more of his work on his website.

SerenityMornings Like These1D__5284_2011-EDITAnother Place in Time5DII_2634Sunset and BarrelsThe Moods of Mokolea IPaliku DawnFind Me at LumahaiScattered DreamsSun Setting on a DreamIt Looks Dead

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