“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.”-Henri Cartier-Bresson
I’ve had a camera in my hand since circa 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.
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.
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.
My personal mission is to make what you are passionate about successful. My passions in life, that thing that surrounds me daily and pushes me forward is my love of the Lord, my family, and my hobbies like, photography, baseball, and collecting vinyl (yes that’s still a thing), and music. 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 over twenty-five years of professional business experience from the airline industry, the tech industry, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. With a wide range of skills and experience at my disposal I enjoy helping others achieve their goals and objectives by successfully equipping them to reach that next level. I’m current on staff at Cornerstone Church in Auburn serving as their Director of Communications and AVL Productions.
I’m fortunate to be in such a beautiful place like the Auburn-Opelika community. 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. I look forward to connecting with you.
It’s hard to put into words what God has done in and with my life, what all I have done and have yet to do, but collectively this site, my blog, is my honest look at life over the past 10-20 years or so. You can read my personal testimony here. 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.
I’ve had a camera in my hand since about 1982, and have been shooting seriously since 1993. To me, there is just something so satisfying about being able to create and produce an image that never existed before. As a photographer, I’m always trying to create that unique image. Some previous clients include ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Equifax, Auburn University, Catalyst Conference, and Seth Godin. While I will and have shot everything from live events to senior portraits, my focus right now is on candid story telling, from mission assignments to street photography.
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.