Growing up in Maryland, my parents encouraged my creativity through artistic outlets, especially music composition. My undergraduate studies led to degrees in physical geography, cartography, and earth science.
I am currently active duty military, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Through my career in the service, I have been fortunate enough to have traveled from the beautiful four corners of the United States to the desert plains of the Middle East. Wherever it has taken me, I have taken my camera. I shoot with Canon and also with cannons.
My areas of interest include wildlife photography and portraiture (which I sometimes combine to form a single novel subject: 'wildlife photography/portraiture'). I have been shooting seriously for nearly 10 years. I composed my photographs a few years before I was introduced to the digital world, but I still prefer the nearly obsolete method, which entails stumbling around in the dark in an attempt to find a dropped set of undeveloped negatives.
I have a great fascination with the natural world and its creatures. I strive to capture nature's intricate detail and intrinsic beauty, from the ornate feathers of a bird to the scaly or slimy skin of something...scaly or slimy. Every creature has its own personality; my goal is to depict that to its full potential.
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