The addiction began when I became a photojournalist in the United States Marine Corps from 1987-1992. I learned how to dodge and burn my photographic negatives in a darkroom before Photoshop was a twinkle in anyone’s eye. My first camera was a Nikon F3, a piece of machinery that was much more of a battle tank than the high-tech fighter jets that cameras are today. Armed with this antique and a bag of film, I was assigned to various units in the Far East to chronicle and document military exercises and activities, with the articles and photos appearing in base newspapers around the globe.
I then became a traveling photojournalist for 15 years, navigating the planet and capturing the beauty of this big blue sphere called Earth for Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine. Then, I formed a video production company and set out to film two seasons of the scuba diving travel television show called Into the Drink (you can view it on Amazon Prime Video) Now, my passion is landscape, architectural and aerial photography. I am a Canon shooter, with an arsenal of DSLRs to choose from and more than 20 different lenses, from an extreme wide-angle fisheye to a 500mm Sigma. I also have a Fujifilm X-T3 and a DJI Mavic drone for those hard-to-reach places.