My interest in photography began when my father, the sheriff of a small town in Texas, asked me to take pictures for him at a crime scene one day when he was short-handed. I spent afternoons after high school photographing accidental death, robbery, vandalism scenes and any other part of my fatherʼs work that needed documenting. I took to photography and soon became the family photographer as well. Fast forward thirty years and I ﬁnd myself working as a documentary photographer, photo-journalist for a newspaper, and teaching at a community college. I create pictures for people who understand the relationship I have with them and know that I respect my subjects and would not exploit them.