About me

When I returned home in 1992 from Army boot camp, I used photos I took to help tell many stories from my experience I endured during the many months of rigorous training. I enjoyed photography so much that that summer I bought a 35 mm Nikon with detachable lenses from a friend of mine. The following year, with my interest in photography growing, I was able to receive some basic knowledge from an Art teacher I had when I was the sixth grade. Eventually I enrolled into college where I was able to take advantage of a photography course, which I loved. In the fall of 1998 I joined the US Navy and a couple of years later, in 2000 I became a Photographer's Mate. In 2013 I went back to school, using the GI Bill and in May of 2017 I graduated with a degree in both Liberal Art Photography and Graphic Design. With all my years of experience, coupling it with learning as much as I have about art and photography has anchored me towards a series I have been working on since 2014. However, it amazes me how I have come full circle by using the ideas I had from a book I’ve been writing since I came back from the Army in 1992.