It wouldn't be fair to talk about my parents and not talk about my Uncle Sam. In 2011 I decided to make a life change and re-enlist in the military. Having been an Active Duty Army Soldier (Airborne!), I missed the camaraderie and commiseration of being in boots. I decided to do something I always wanted to do -- I made videography and photography part of my life again.
After five months at the Defense Information School (D.I.N.F.O.S.) in the Mid-Atlantic and three years of broadcasting at the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee, I realized that I didn't want to stop. Photography quickly became one of the passions in my life.
As a child there was always a camera in the house. Both my mother and step-father were amateur shooters. It wasn't until I was an adult that I truly understood the gift they had imparted upon me.
Even today, vintage equipment is near and dear to my heart. A trusty Canon AE-1 and a variety of lenses and filters, older Voigtlander or Takumar glass - it doesn't matter how old it is, it will find a way into my projects. Old and new, the best of both worlds, shooting vintage lenses on a variety of digital cameras.