My journey with photography started in the early 1980s in a high school art class, where I learned how to use a manual 35 mm film camera and to develop black and white film. I  credit my high school art teacher with starting me on my path.

Currently, my areas of photographic interest are landscapes, portraits, fine art, events and historical documentation (Urban Exploring). Other than my high school experience, I'm a self-taught photographer. I enjoy looking at subjects in ways that most people would pass by or ignore and has trained my eye to always be aware of his surroundings. Still,  “Sometimes you are just plain lucky to capture a good photo!” 

I've been published in a number of print and social media publications including The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek and America Forests Magazine. 

I'm is based in Arlington, Va., and considers myself fortunate to live in an area that offers many places to be creative — from urban landscapes to countless national parks and monuments, mountains and rivers.