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Born in Texas, in 1972, and raised in Texas. I have two grown children who have taught me innumerable valuable lessons about what life has to offer, both good and bad.

I've worked a lot of interesting jobs and dealt with a lot of interesting people. I worked in nursing homes and home health for several years and… Read More
Born in Texas, in 1972, and raised in Texas. I have two grown children who have taught me innumerable valuable lessons about what life has to offer, both good and bad.

I've worked a lot of interesting jobs and dealt with a lot of interesting people. I worked in nursing homes and home health for several years and held the hands of a lot of people as they passed out of this life and learned the value of life as well as the meaning of death and that it has value too. I worked with juvenile criminals, in wilderness/survival "therapeutic" behavior rehab camps (mostly with convicted sex offenders) for a number of years. I learned a lot about abuse and abuse cycles and the deep-rooted damage that can be wrought, and I learned more about healing and the healing process and good that can be achieved and the amazing capacity of the human spirit to overcome. I worked in drug and alcohol rehab for a couple of years and learned a lot about self-abuse and addiction. I have worked as a figure model for the School of Art & Design at Texas State University-San Marcos, where I am a Senior and a Photo Major as well as a full-time staff member. From posing nude I have learning more about true beauty and self-image vs. public image than I ever dreamed I needed to learn.

The Photography program at Texas State is a fine art program and the vast majority of my work is fine art work. Ideally I would love to work for a nature or a travel magazine so that I can travel the world and learn what I don't yet know that I still need to learn. Read Less
Photography, for me, is a means of seeing things more clearly and attempting to communicate what it is that I am seeing. I have always been fascinated with the appearance of the world around me. Even as a child I was always interested in studying how things looked but, I was never quite able to explain what it was… Read More
Photography, for me, is a means of seeing things more clearly and attempting to communicate what it is that I am seeing. I have always been fascinated with the appearance of the world around me. Even as a child I was always interested in studying how things looked but, I was never quite able to explain what it was that was so fascinating.

Picking up the camera was a revelation for me. When I look through the lens of my camera the world seems to suddenly snap into a kind of even sharper focus. Suddenly, all of the wonder I feel when I really look at a person or an object becomes something that I can capture, reproduce and show to others.
It has been my life long belief that everything has beauty. I don't mean a smarmy kind of "you're a beautiful snowflake" beauty. I mean that if you look at someone or something, really look, past the surface of what you see when you merely glance at or rush on past in the course of your day, you will find a deeply moving beauty. This kind of deep beauty exists in everything and is only waiting to be looked for. This is what I am always searching for and, when I am lucky, I find it, capture it and reproduce it. Read Less
I shoot intuitively, from the hip so to speak. I will often find something that I want to shoot, collect it and then "live with it" for awhile, sometimes months, before I shoot it. During that time I allow my subconscious to work out how I want to shoot the object. I very rarely spend much time actively planning h… Read More
I shoot intuitively, from the hip so to speak. I will often find something that I want to shoot, collect it and then "live with it" for awhile, sometimes months, before I shoot it. During that time I allow my subconscious to work out how I want to shoot the object. I very rarely spend much time actively planning how I will shoot something.

I delight in using alternative lighting sources. I have all kinds of little lights, flash lights, little headlamp lights, battery operated "tea candles" and I even use an iPad as a light table. I am constantly amazed at the detail and effect that can be achieved by lighting an object with something as simple as a flashlight. Read Less
Member Since: May 29, 2012