I began my love for photography almost 30 years ago as a young teenager growing up on a small Indian reservation in central New Mexico. It gave me the opportunity to spend much of my time in the high desert mountains. To explore nature, and experiencing a culture that I am proud to be a part of. I would walk around the village taking pictures with a Kodak 110 Instamatic camera, even though for religious reasons the council forbid the use of cameras in the village. One day on a school field trip to an Art Museum in Albuquerque, I came across some photographs made by a local photographer. The images were of the local and native people made in the 40s and 50s, photographs of grand places and of an era that had passed. The camera had captured an instant in time when its shutter clicked, and it gave us an image that will last forever.
After several years in the United States Marine Corp and as an employee of a defense contractor, I have traveled through many countries and almost all of the United States. I have shot many, many rolls of film (I still love film), and worn out many digital cameras. I now find myself in Daphne Alabama, with my beautiful wife Kenya, and my youngest son Christian who is a student at Spanish Fort High School. I also have three older children, Evan who recently got out of the United States Marine Corps. Jonathan who lives and works in Daphne, Alabama and Carey, my daughter who is living, and working in California.
Daphne, Alabama is far from my small village home, but I am loving it just the same. One of the grand places to be is on the Gulf Coast. I am still capturing those moments in time when my camera shutter clicks and I hope that I can capture some of yours.