My passion for photography developed while working a summer college job in a small camera store. The owners were a couple that taught me the basics of photography, and encouraged me to use their equipment so I can better sell their products. Little did they know that it would lead me to a deeper and passionate investigation of the photographic arts. I've taken a few formal photographic classes, but I'm predominantly a self-taught photographer, although I'm a voracious reader of photographic books and magazines. Through my personal studies of great photographers I've come to understand not only the fundamentals of good photography, but I've also come to realize how much more I have yet to learn. I hope you enjoy my work and I hope that one day my talent will come close to those photographers that I've come to respect and admire.