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Born In Dothan Alabama in 1967, I grew up just across the Alabama/Georgia state line. I lived there until I was 19 years old at which time I returned to Alabama and still reside.
Growing up in the South afforded me many opportunities to develop a deep love for the outdoors and anything related to nature. Even to this day the childhood adventures that I had roaming through the Georgia Pines and Oak hardwoods rekindle memories that can be as vivid now as they were then. I think there is something to be said about growing up in the country. Being exposed to the outdoors on a daily basis taught me to not only acknowledge but appreciate the simpler things in life. The chatter of a gray squirrel that's hidden in the green leaves of a red oak or the wind singing from the wings of a wood duck coming in for a landing can't be treasured to its full extent unless it's a part of you.
With each day that I grow older I pay more attention to the things that once were. The bent rusty blades of an old windmill provoke thoughts of the wind storms they must have weathered or the enumerable times they must have rotated during their life time. I see the remains of an old farm house and try to envision the children that must have played in the sand and ran from the old dog that was their best friend. The brick chimney that is still standing, despite the absence of the home once surrounding it, would surely have grand stories to tell of the family gathered around it talking and laughing about the days of long ago. I see the old house on the hill that now sits silent with broken windows and a falling in roof and I have to wonder how many times a child sat at that window and watched the downpour of a summer rain or waited on their father to return from the peanut fields at the end of the day. The scent of fresh baked cakes and the pungent whiff of a cedar tree filling the old house at Christmas time most certainly would bring back memories of a slower less frantic time of living.
It 's these types of images that I try to capture through the lens of my camera. Certainly not all of my photos are of a country theme but no matter the subject matter of the shot it is my hope that I can encourage the viewers mind to stop for a moment and look at the complete picture, so to speak, and be infused within that scene. If I can do that to just one person then I have accomplished a moment in time that I am humbled and honored to be a part of.
I invite you to take a few moments to scroll through my photos and see if they will lead you on a journey. If I can be of any help to you or can answer any of your questions, please feel free to ask. If you would like to purchase one of my photos then please know in advance the gratitude that I would have toward your purchase. Also know that you just being here and viewing my photos is such a blessing to me. You are greatly appreciate and the time you spend here is valued immeasurably.
I hope that you enjoy your visit and I invite you to please come again.