In 1991 as a high school senior, I began exhibiting my art in galleries and museums in the South Eastern United States. After graduating, I attended the Atlanta College of Art, and later earned a photography degree from Nashville State Community College.
I spent a life changing summer in 1994 at The Maine Photographic Workshops where I realized photography was indeed my passion. I learned from elite photographers, such as Joyce Tenneson, Mary Ellen Mark, Keith Carter, Jay Maisel, and Steve Bliss. They encouraged me to keep finding my photographic voice.
My photography is my journey to slow down, to notice and to settle into an environment. Here I nurture an awareness of the simple beauty that is often closer than I think. My creative philosophy is to be present for the potential beauty everywhere, in everything. To remember not to prejudge my surroundings but to remember that moment of color and clarity may be waiting where I least expect it.
Since 2004 I have focused my time on exhibiting and selling my photography in fine art festivals in the Eastern US. These festivals give me the opportunity to meet my patrons, to develop relationships with them and to connect through my art. My work now adorns the walls of numerous private collections across the country.
I currently reside in my hometown of Nashville, TN, with my beautiful wife Jenny. My local gallery space is located downtown at The Arcade. We hope you will come by to visit us during the First Saturday Art Crawl.