While second shooting a celebrity wedding in Palm Springs, CA, I saw someone who didn't necessary fit the bill. He had a long grey beard and a stoic demeanor as he drank whiskey from his chilled rocks glass. Before I had the opportunity to introduce myself, he offers a warm handshake. "Hi, I'm Uncle Matt." As we chatted, he mentions he had a farm near Wichita, Kansas, and that I was welcome anytime. Us being in Southern California, and a long way from Kansas, our promises of meeting up seemed little more than enthusiastic pleasantries. That was, until I found myself taking a road trip through Kansas!
Here are the photos I captured from us feeding the cows and walking through his favorite part of his private land that he calls, "paradise."