Originally from Tennessee, I’ve called Idaho home for almost 20 years and the small mountain community of Salmon, Idaho my hometown. Went to high school there, got married and still have a lot of friends and family there, I visit every chance I get. My wife and I have lived in the Boise/Nampa area for 11 years, it’s as much home as any large city can be.
As you’ve probably guessed by now, I’m a photographer, more about that in a moment… In my ‘day job’ I’m the Senior Linux Systems Engineer for a global SaaS financial reporting firm. Before that I was in telecommunications; both government and private. I started working for the US government when I was 15 as a web developer, within a year I was working as a Telecommunications Specialist.
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a camera… One of my earlier memories is taking photos with a 110 camera, I vividly remember the sound it made with the shutter release and film winding with the thumb tab on the bottom. Years later, I was the editor of my High School Yearbook, I always had a camera with me and access to a good dark room to do my own developing, I was always shooting. I was also shooting for the government as part of my job, running a public information website, mostly journalistic shots. A couple years out of high school, I boxed myself into being just a landscape photographer. Sure, I’d shoot journalistic, commercial or other stuff as required, but I was a landscape guy.
Over the past few years, I’ve realized just how much I enjoy shooting outside of the landscape and nature box. Don’t get me wrong, I still love shooting landscapes, but I’ve spent more time on other genres. Portraits, commercial, model portfolios and my favorite, concept photography. I still shoot and sell landscapes but now I shoot just about anything and enjoy working with light in a variety of ways.