“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.”Henri Cartier-Bresson
I have lived all over the country, with most of my roots in Alabama, and I call the Auburn/Opelika area home. Over the years I’ve loved my time living in California, Texas, Florida, New York, and various other places, but Auburn will always be home to me. I’ve had the privilege of traveling all over the world from Australia to Uganda and everywhere in between. This has given me a unique perspective on different cultures and ways of life I could never understand without having been there, and it’s impacted my life tremendously.
My personal mission with my professional work is “to make what you are passionate about successful.” I’m a content writer, photographer, videographer, web designer, or anything else I can do at a professional level to help someone succeed. If you are interested in my formal resume or my LinkedIn profile, there it is.
I’ve been in the working world for about 35 years now and have business experience ranging from the airlines, to the tech industry, to non-profit organizations. I have had the opportunity to live and work all over the world, giving me a worldwide perspective on different cultures and ways of living. Specifically, I’ve been working with partners in small local communities in Uganda on everything from infrastructure projects to technology networks for a growing university.
My passions in life, the thing that surrounds me daily, and pushes me forward, is my love of the Lord, my family, and my personal interests like photography, baseball, technology, and music.
I’m fortunate to be in such a beautiful place like the Auburn-Opelika community and I look forward to connecting with you.
I’ve had a camera in my hand since about 1982, and have been studying and active in the art of photography since 1993 when I bought my first “real” camera, a Nikon film camera. I learned how to shoot on film, and I’m grateful for that time and all that it taught me. Today I shoot with whatever I have in my hand at the time, sometimes digital, sometimes film, and most likely it’s my iPhone.
To me, photography is a simultaneous merging of art and life. The resulting image, captured in a fraction of a second, shows proof of our existence, and the beauty of our Creator. Photography is all about capturing a moment in time, that without that image, would likely be lost to history. It shows the emotion, the pain and beauty that is this life. It show the human spirit, and the willingness to look beyond our differences. I strive to incorporate these elements into my photography every time I press the shutter.
As a photographer, I’m always trying to create that unique image, and I’ve reinvented myself photographically many times over the course several decades. I’ve specialized in nature, aviation, portrait, worship, concerts, low light, macro, street photography, and many other unique genres. Some previous clients include ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Equifax, Auburn University, Catalyst Conference, Craig Groeschel, Seth Godin, and many non-corporate individuals.
As of this writing, just shy of the year 2020, I have taken more than half a million images, each one an expression of my view on life. Right now I’m most passionate about capture images of daily life, photography that would mainly be considered street photography. I’m focused on documenting life in and around the Auburn/Opelika (I-85 Corridor) area, but am always interested in any location. I’ve studied the greats in the field like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Susan Sontag, Vivian Maier, and so many actively producing photographers like Eric Kim and others, they have all helped shape my style and it continues to develop even after shooting for so many years.
I have a wide range of stock images available for private and commercial use. For booking information or to setup a photoshoot or to request a commercial image please simply contact me here, for a current look at my images you can see them at these sites below.
I am happy to license my current images for your personal or public use. If you would like to use any of my copyrighted images for any reason, please contact me so we can discuss your needs. I can usually provide people or organizations with high resolution images, original files, or my own work processed and ready for use.
You can also read my usage rights to get a better understanding of how my images can be used. Below you will see a representative of the images I have created over the years. I have studied photography for almost three decades now, and have everything from nature to sports to people, so if you don’t see it below, chances are I probably have it in my stock of images. To see a more extensive portfolio of images please head over to my portfolio page where you can see the ongoing projects I’m working on right now.
I have lived all over the country, with most of my roots in Alabama, and I call the Auburn/Opelika area home. Over the years I’ve loved my time living in California, Texas, Florida, New York, and various other places, but Auburn will always be home to me. I’ve had the privilege of traveling all over the world from Australia to Uganda and everywhere in between. This has given me a unique perspective on different cultures and ways of life I could never understand without having been there, and it’s impacted my photography tremendously.
The best camera is always the one you have with you.
On Privacy & Security
Privacy and security are two different things. They have some overlap, but both have very different purposes and best practices. I’ve gone down the rabbit hole of cryptocurrency several years ago and with that it almost necessitates becoming proficient in privacy and security best practices.
I don’t know how or why but this has always been with me in my adult years, it’s never really left though it has been a reality and not over time. Some day, eventually, I will live on a sailboat. With aspirations to sail the oceans.
On Theology & Faith
Truth: the quality or state of being true, that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality. There are the truths that I hold as self evident by my own existence on this earth, by observation of a created being, in a created world, of which I am but a very small part. Theology is the study and understanding of those beliefs, my faith in Jesus as Savior is the basis for my theological understandings.
It’s hard to put into words what God has done in and with my life. To say what all He has done, and has yet to do, all the countless prayers that have been answered over my lifetime, I do not have words that could ever suffice. Collectively this site, my blog, my life itself, is my honest look at my faith. It’s a part of the air I breathe. You can read my personal testimony here as it was written many years ago. As much as anything else here on this site, I hope it is an honest look at what I call life from my vantage point.
The post-911-post-covid world we are in today feels quite overwhelming at times. Most people are doing the best they can, and we don’t all have to agree on everything all the time, and I’m ok with that. I respect everyone equally to the very best of my abilities no matter who they are or what they say. I hope you will afford me the same respect as I do you.
I look forward to connecting with you.
[Updated Summer 2022]