Vernon Hawkins, III, Dumfries, VA Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement Born in Key West FL and settled in Takoma Park MD as a pre-teen. I attended Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore MD and the Naval School of Photography in Pensacola Fl. I love the outdoors and I also like music, rock and roll and alternative and have been recently taking pics at at shows in the NOVA area. Nothing like getting into the pit to capture the moment and the artistry of the performance. I also like the magical calmness of the ocean and beaches and try to capture those moments as well.