I have long been a rather casual free-lance Photographer. In High School I had the privilege of playing in a black and white darkroom, and was known as the school photo techie. I enjoyed every aspect from winding cartridges to reload them from bulk film to processing to the most fun part of printing and manual manipulation. My work was printed in the annual yearbooks and local weeklies and if I cared to enter some teen mags I most often placed. I married early and to escape a bitter living situation from my home and settled into fulfilling domestic lifestyle that was not enough to continue or to promote further adventures in photo arts for over 20 years. Today I continue to capture and and strive to personally be the best I can become. I guess in the end that's all we can be. As an artist, Photography is a medium and tool, among canvas, paint, and brushes. With those tools I try and capture something that inspires and motivates others to find beauty and form in the ashes of life.