I am an internationally published photographer based in East Texas. I have studied with some of the best and brightest photography artists. A few of the notable photographic artists I have studied under include but is not limited to William Branson III, Tom Rouse, Tony Corbell, John Hartman, and Steve Kozak. These and other wonderful artists have guided me in both the nuts and bolts of the art form and the seeing of the art itself in my mind.
Many photographic artist tend to see blurry or unstable images as creative. And it has worked for them. However, I tend toward the sharp clean image that is representative of something. I do step away from the sharp and clean from time to time in my portfolio, but not often. My subjects usually are music, music instruments, flowers, and scenic.
My work is designed for homes, offices, businesses, schools, hospitals, and almost any building populated by people. My desire is that people are able to ‘live with” the images day in and day out and still enjoy them as they see them in the hallway, behind the desk, or on a living room wall.
I was born (a long time ago) in Athens, Texas. In the sixth grade, I discovered music and have been a musician from that time. In my mid-twenties, I found myself in a US Air Force band preparing to go to Japan and a friend of my dad’s lent me an old but good camera. That was the beginning of a long relationship with photography and the visual arts. I have done weddings, commercial work, portraits, and stock photography.
I have indulged myself with fine art work for several years. When I get the opportunity to talk about my art, people ask where do you get your inspiration? All I can say is that ideas come to me. I can be working on a project and a completely unrelated image will pop into my head almost complete. After I see the image in my mind, it becomes a matter of finding a way to put the lighting, models, camera, backgrounds, and other individual parts together.
Thank you for your interest in my work. As an artist and a musician, I can tell you that a part of the artist always goes with each work that they produce. I am so glad that you took the time to view my work, and I thank you for your patronage.