I've enjoyed photography for most of my life. It all started for me as a child with my first camera - the Kodak Brownie Hawkeye. Then I moved on to numerous cameras including the popular Polaroid Instamatic, the first film SLR, several point and shoots until I finally picked up my Nikon DSLR and started collecting camera bodies, lenses and of course - bags to carry them all in.
4 years ago my wife and I moved to Pawleys Island and I decided to pursue photography professionally and dedicate myself to my passion for nature, wildlife and landscape photography. Being outdoors enjoying the beauty that nature provides us is amazing, but having the opportunity to chase and sometimes capture those rare magical moments for others to see, enjoy and appreciate is what being a photographer is all about for me.
I'm a Master Naturalist and a member of the North American Nature Photography Association, Nature Photographers Network, Carolina Nature Photography Association and Nikon Professional Services. I'm a Field Contributor for Nature Photographer Magazine and a Staff Photographer at Hobcaw Barony and the Kaminski House Museum in Georgetown. My work can be viewed locally at the Gray Man Gallery, Pawleys Island Mercantile, Breathe Boutique in Pawleys Island, Surf the Earth, Litchfield Books, 803 Labs in Myrtle Beach, the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center and the Kaminski House Museum in Georgetown.
My articles and photography have been published in Nature Photographer Magazine, North American Nature Photography Associations - Currents Magazine, Carolina Nature Photography Associations - Camera in the Wild Magazine, the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor's Traveler Magazine and website, Lowcountry Companion Magazine, Coastal Observer, Alternatives Magazine, Town Planner, and the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center. I've won several awards at the Winyah Rivers Foundation Photography Contests and was chosen for the cover of the Lowcountry Companion Magazine in July 2011. In 2011 the National Cherry Blossom Festival selected my photo of the White House for use in marketing the 2012 Centennial campaign. In 2012, Blue Moon at Hobcaw Beach was selected as the winner of the SCDHEC photo contest and will be the photo on the annual Tide Table Chart for 2013.
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Both are full service websites where you can order your favorite photographs, have them matted and/or framed, put onto canvas or even metal at a very reasonable price. The website provides color palettes based on colors in the photograph, so you can make choices to fit into your home decor.
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" Art is not what you see, but what you make others see"
- Edgar Degas