Photography is a way to capture and share with the world what moves you, what inspires you, and what really matters to you.
I grew up in a small farming community west of Indianapolis. Many people would find that area simple and uninteresting but for me and my friends it was an entire world full of open space, slow time, enchantment and mystery—a place where we discovered and exercised our imaginations with wild adventures in far off fantasy lands. Everywhere we looked we saw inspiration and magic.
During those early years my father unknowingly set me on the path to photography the first time he allowed me to look through his Olympus SLR. I can still remember that day as if it was yesterday. The revelations that came through that little viewfinder were earthshattering: that I could capture my own visions stunned me; that I could share those visions with others filled me with awe and respect. Suddenly everything—from landscapes to people to things—seemed to have a story that deserved to be told and I felt driven to find the way to best tell it. From that day to this I have never stopped taking pictures and looking for more effective ways to communicate with images.