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About Each Category

I’ve organized my site around the topics below. You can read more about each category from the links below and see the most recent posts there as well. My main about me page or about my portfolio page are different topics. Click below to read more about my thoughts…

About Photography

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 (if you are interested in my gear I’ve got a page on that too). 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, but I love my Fujifilm cameras and someday hope to shoot with a Leica.

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 2024, I have taken more than 700,000 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.

When asked what is the best camera? The answer is always the same. The best camera is always the one you have with you.


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.

Recent Posts

The entire Photography Category list is available if you would like to scroll through all the posts. Below are the three most recent updates to that category. If you want to see my Photography Portfolio Projects those are available as well.

Rebuilt Watoola Methodist Church

Over the years I have taken many photographs of this particular church just because of it’s proximity. It’s a beautiful small country church that sits on this wonderful…