Photos by Steven Christian Upton.
Having spent a much of my youth roaming the woods near my childhood home in Kentucky, I developed a deep appreciation for the natural beauty that God has blessed us with. This is where I began to develop my artistic vision, which I continued to refine in college while studying fine art. Though I did not begin my photography career until much later, it's always been in my DNA. I can remember as a child serving as a model for my mother when she wanted to try out different techniques. For me, photography is about finding the beauty around me in whatever form, be it a beautiful sunset or the love between a mother and child, and capturing that in a photograph.