Mostly self taught, I began to seriously study what makes a good photo by studying great paintings. In 1988 I took some black and white photography classes at Mt. SAC collage, CA but I couldn't wait to take the required classes to get to color, so I went off on my own. My first award-winning photo was a military image of a sunset through camouflaged equipment. My latest travel photographs are from my tour of duty in Kuwait in support of the US Army at Camp Doha and Camp Arifjan. During my one year there, 2003/4, I was also able to travel to Italy and Dubai, UAE. Some of my earlier works have been displayed at the ARCO Towers in Los Angeles, US Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, Galleria Nina Moreno, Tijuana, B.C., the Temecula Art Gallery(TAG), El Encanto, Monterey Park, 2003 and various small shows throughout Southern California. My last show, 'Images from Near and Far', was at the Corona Public Library, 2006, where 32 of my images were displayed. The majority of my Fine Art work is shot with a Mamiya 645 and my Head Shots with a NIKON F4. I have worked with digital images since 1998 when I was in the Marine Corps and use an early AGFA 1.8mp camera. Since I shoot very little film, my Fine Art photos reflect images that have effected me emotionally. I hope you enjoy them and they have a positive effect on you also. You can view a video of my tour in the Middle East at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPeZShUNA8g - let me know what you think.