For one of my childhood birthdays my grandmother gave me a Kodak 110 camera and I've loved photography ever since. In college, my step-father Steve gave me a Ricoh SLR with two lenses and a tripod I still have, so I could take a couple classes. Those were film days, and I've since moved to digital, learning to take full advantage of what that affords me.
My family has a history of construction. Both my father and grandfather were carpenters who ran their own residential construction companies. I graduated college with a Bachelor of Architecture. So I've felt naturally drawn to photograph this industry as my education and experience has afforded me a trained eye for angles and action.
But I'm also drawn to people. I really enjoy the personal interaction while taking portraits. I have a pretty laid back personality that puts most people at ease right away.
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.