Thank you for taking the time to visit my page. As you can tell, this is a work in progress and will continue to be updated with images and blog posts. It's definitely easier for me to capture and edit images than operating my own website. Hopefully, I won't make too many blunders as I move forward with showcasing my work here. However, I do ask that you bear with me since I'm learning the ins and outs associated with maintaining my own website. Nonetheless, I am excited about the prospect of sharing my work with all of you. The only thing that I ask is that you be respectful in your comments on my work. I know that not everyone is going to like my work or the subject matter, but try to be respectful in your comments.
I am an Austin-based photographer and have been passionate about photography for as long as I can remember. I love the subject matter that I work with and continue to work on improving my skills as a photographer. As an artist, I tend to focus on the male form. I love being able to capture the strength of a model while also showing the world the aesthetic quality that has captured my eye. I do tend to focus on the male nude form, but have also branched out to do fashion photography as well as portraits. Nonetheless, each image captured is a moment in time that I have fallen in love with and am sharing with the world.
Given that I'm working through the mechanics of setting up my own webpage, I thought that I would start with some images that I took in 2011. During that time, I was taking my first structured photography course. It was definitely an eye-opener since I started learning how to operate my camera properly instead of just messing around with the features. Of course, I started off with some creative light images.
When I was a kid, I always looked forward to county fairs and carnivals rolling through town. I loved the smell of funnel cakes and other county fair food. But it was the lights from the carnival rides that drew my attention. I always remember begging my parents to drive by the carnivals each night just so that I could see the lights and the excitement. Yeah, I was happy just to see the lights from a distance.
Now that I'm in my thirties, I still have the same sense of awe and excitement as the carnival season rolls around. While I don't have the same desire to ride the rides, I do love having the ability to capture the lights and motion. The image below of the Scrambler was captured during the 2011 Hogeye Festival in Elgin, Texas. I love this image because of the sense of motion, the brightness of the lights, and the moment that it represents.
As I work through the mechanics of the website, I'll be including additional posts with a variety of my work. Some of it is creative like the image above. Other works will feature the male nude. If all goes well, I'll include a blog post on each series of images that I upload as I try to convey my thought process during the photo shoot and why I chose specific images to share. However, all of the work that I publish on my website and through its associated blog will represent my vision as an artist and photographer.