I am a Veteran of 23 years military service and a regional truck driver for 18 years. I have retired from both of these careers and now my sole focus is my photography.
I am a self taught photographer whose passion is landscapes and wildlife. Especially sunrises/sunsets and being a veteran, Bald Eagles. I have been interested in photography since I was a teenager using throw away Kodak cameras when I could. My interest back then (and still is) was the stars. I upgraded to a Nikon Coolpix point and shoot camera for my wife’s and my 5th Anniversary trip to Paris way back when. I used those types of cameras for many years for all types of genres, including on my deployments.
I bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D3400 with a 16-300mm lens, while driving trucks in the Northeast United States in 2016. I saw countless sunrises and sunsets, nights with the stars and moon shining, Bald Eagles, Ospreys and Great Blue Herons that I wanted to capture the beauty of what I was seeing. Photography became my hobby that relieved the stress of driving in bad weather, traffic and making deliveries on time. That part time hobby quickly became my passion. I don’t leave home without a camera and I soon upgraded to a Nikon D750 and a large format printer. I started selling my own prints part time at festivals, art shows and local community vendor events.
My wife and I recently moved to Easton, MD from the Poconos in Pennsylvania. We love the area and it is a photographer’s paradise. I currently have my art on exhibit in Shelter Island, NY where my wife grew up and we lived for years. I am starting a photography workshop and kayak tours while my wife has started a Bed and Breakfast. I still shoot and print my own work and I upgraded my printer to print 24″ pieces of art.