I am a landscape/outdoor/nature photographer living in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. My interest in photography began in about 2014. I joined a photography club on post while I as stationed in Japan with the US Army just to learn a little more about my newly purchased camera. Before I knew it I had the bug! I’ve always loved being in the outdoors and have just naturally gravitated towards landscape/nature photography, plus, it always serves as a good excuse to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
I consider my photography art and strive to produce work that I would like to have in my own home. Hopefully, in the process, create something that others would like on their wall as well. That means I am always working to improve my skills as both a photographer and as a photo editor. There is always so much to learn I feel that the process of constant learning is what keeps us young.
I feel every good picture should tell a story. Sometimes the story is simple, sometimes complex. Like all good stories it should evoke an emotion; maybe happy, sad, moody, somber or joyous. It may mean something to you and something totally different to me. As an artist it is up to me to find that story and present it to you in a way that evokes that emotion, captures your attention and draws you in. While it is not always easy, it is what I look for every time I press the shutter button.
Shows and Awards
2015 – U.S. Army Digital Photography Contest: Honorable Mention
2017 – Texas Hill Country Magazine: Contributing Photographer
2018 – Hill Country Alliance: Grand Prize
Hill Country Alliance: Featured photo
The Weather Channel: Top 50 Finalist
Naturescapes: Best Waterscape, 8 photos shown
2019 – Austin Veterans Art Festival: Featured Artist at the Austin Carver Library, the Texas State Capitol Ground Floor Rotunda and the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.
Naturescapes: Best in Show, Award of Excellence, 4 photos shown
Hill Country Alliance: 2 Featured photos
Texas Photographic Society – Members Only Show 32: 2nd Place
2020 – Texas Photographic Society: Listening to the Land, Honorable Mention, 2 photos shown
Naturescapes: 2 photos shown
Hill Country Alliance: 1 Featured photo, 1 Cameo