Tracy Groves stands on the edge of a forest on his way to a tree stand during his first hunt of the 2015 Maryland deer season. 

Hunting Nature

The is a story of traditional values that are passed down from generation to generation. Value systems inform upon of understanding of the world and our place within it. Human nature is making sense of our surroundings, and discovering our own unique experience. Our values keep us grounded and engaged. 

Hunting Nature explores a culture of hunting through the lives of a Christian family residing in rural Maryland. Through a documentary approach, the project seeks to provide an honest and intimate look at the philosophy and ideology of a group of hunters, who place values on the land and family. Themes explored include faith, human nature, conservation, and tradition.

The following images are a selection from the project which is ongoing.