Michael Giddens, Yokosuka, Japan Member Since November 2009 Artist Statement I am currently in the US Navy. I have been serving the past 6 years here in japan, and have been all over the eastern side of the world. One of my favorite things to do in a foriegn port was to capture that countries culture through photographs and travel. After a few years, I realized that my interest on photography went far beyond tourist shots, and I decided to take a more serious interest in learning about photographic techniques and camera etiquette . I have never had any formal training, alot of it is trial and error from a technical standpoint, but the art in my work truly comes from my heart. Alot of my passion for art is greatly inspired by my father. When I was growing up, I remember seeing my fathers artwork, which is just incredible. The talent he has in anything from comic animation to photography to pen and ink portraits has always blown my mind. You da man dad! I very much enjoy sharing my passion for what I do. I have a wide varity of favorite subjects i like to shoot, I think each variety hold their own beauty and mystery and have their own story to tell, just keep an open mind to find them in the everyday things life may display for you. I hope you enjoy my artwork as much as I enjoy creating it. All prints are for sale, please do not attempt to copy or use my work without purchasing or asking permission. I do not tolerate copywrite infringment. Ask about my photo touch service. Thank you again and enjoy!