Artist Statement - Christian Murillo Photography

As a natural landscape and adventure photographer I am constantly searching for wilderness that I find both in my travels and near my new home in Bend, Oregon. The focus of my work is to humble and inspire humanity with the grace and power of nature, while also highlighting the fragility of the natural world as a result of human impact.

Capturing nature organically must be done with a purist approach, with natural light from the most spectacular moments as a centerpiece, paired with a conservative approach to post-processing. My style is further distinguished with the use of unique shooting angles and disciplined study of geometric arrangements in creative compositions.

The largest inspiration behind my work and the reason why natural landscapes are my subject of choice is largely due to my passion for environmental conservation and my awareness of the brittleness of even the most resilient ecosystems. It is all but guaranteed that the wilderness areas of today may not be in the same condition tomorrow. This gives my photography a documentary purpose, as well as artistic fulfillment.

The desired impact of my photography is to draw my audience in with the beauty of my landscapes and then to provoke their thoughts to contemplate the intrinsic value of wild spaces.

We cannot truly protect something we do not love, and we cannot love something that does not move us. I aim to move my audience to get outside and grow their own desire to protect these natural areas that enrich humanity so greatly.

Please join me in a concerted effort to protect our planet for future generations. 4% of the proceeds from every print purchased goes towards a non-profit working towards preserving and restoring our wilderness areas of tomorrow.  Please join me in this Four the Planet initiative.

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