I have had a camera in my hand since I was 14 years old, in 1974. Not a necessarily a on-brand camera, but that didn’t matter.
My mother worked for a newspaper in 1977. When I was 17, she submitted a beautiful sunset photo over the Longboat Key Pass at Beer Can Island, to her editor. It was published.
I acquired a decent camera in the late 1980s and my life changed forever.
I submitted a vehicle accident photo to the Bradenton Herald in the early 1990s and it was published.
I went on to work for a newspaper in 1995 in Northwest Florida and learned photojournalism on the job.
I worked as a stringer and was published in several area newspapers including the Pensacola News Journal, Gulf Coast Women’s News, Gulf Breeze Sentinel, Navarre Press, Santa Rosa Press Gazette, Santa Rosa Free Press and Northwest Florida Daily News.
I began shooting professionally with my own studio in 1998, then life took me on another course.
But I never stopped shooting.
I’ve shot professionally many times over the years, doing weddings and shoots on the beach, locations, sports (The Ice Pilots semi-pro hockey team in Pensacola) and many many other venues.
I’ve taken pictured more for fun.
I am self-taught in photography and photo editing.
I shoot anything and everything that interests me.
For me, it is about preserving life, a memory, or history.
I hope you enjoy my photos.