California is bounded by the U.S. state of Oregon to the north, by the states of Nevada and Arizona to the east, by the Mexican state of Baja California to the south, and by the Pacific Ocean to the west. From the rainy northern coast to the parched Colorado Desert in the south, and from the Mediterranean-like central and southern littoral to the volcanic plateau of the far northeast, California is a land of stunning physical contrasts. Both the highest and lowest points in the 48 conterminous states are in the state of California—Mount Whitney and Death Valley, respectively. The former is the culminating summit of the Sierra Nevada, one of the major mountain ranges of North America.
Having both traveled to and lived in California it holds a special place in my heart and I will continue to visit the state in search of amazing photographs. The images show below are some of my most iconic from ten years of shooting California's mountains, deserts and coastline. Please enjoy the collection and visit our prints page for more information on fine art prints of the great state of California. You may also see our full body of work in the Image Collections.