"There can be no happiness
if the things we believe in
are different from the things we do."
-- Freya Stark (1893-1993)
is a passion, it’s a way of making the most of time and in the end,
it’s also about being able to bring home a slice of that time picture-by-picture.
Money will never buy the feeling of what it’s like to look at life
through the lens of a camera. I love photographing just about
anything. I especially thrive on finding animals and birds in their
When an image gives you that feeling of hitting the sweet part of
the bat, when it’s everything and more that you saw when you
pointed the camera at it, it’s utterly exquisite!
Onto the artist in me. I did oil painting renditions of the 101 Dalmatian characters and tried selling them on Main Street when I was 9 or 10. I loved anything artsy. I made candles, designed leather purses and belts, experimented with tie dye, wood carving, and more painting. A few years ago I started exploring welding in addition to abstract painting. The writer in me began in 2nd grade and a love for photography at 9 when my father gave me my first 35mm Argus. That was the same age I remember dreaming of traveling the world to write and photograph far away places, people and animals like I read about in the National Geographic.
I have not made a living doing what I love, but I'm closer than I ever have been and I hope I never give up trying. In the meantime, I indulge every single one of my passions from painting, to photography, to writing and traveling. In these economically challenging times, having passion is priceless.