David Bender, So. Cal. Member Since September 2010 Artist Statement I started taking photos in Y2K, not as art but for work. As a landscape designer I had to take hundreds of before, during, and after photos of our projects for our records and portfolios. In 2003 I took a photo of a fantastic sunrise with reds, purples and yellows that just struck me as wow this is cool and that was the start of my photography. Since then i've taken a couple of photography class's so I at least know when I am breaking the "rules". Now I take photos anytime i go to visit new places. An advantage to living in the California desert is we have cool sunsets quite a few times a year. Please leave some feedback if you feel the need. I hope you enjoy my photos and thanks for your purchase.