For as long as I can remember, I’ve had an interest in nature & wildlife, my mother and grandparents were my biggest sources of inspiration and influences. Growing up in the Southern Caribbean, I would spend many hours catching insects, then letting them go, I would watch tropical birds fly into the trees in the yard and I tried to document them by sight. My first camera a Nikon FE; a gift from my grandfather.
I moved to the U.S. in the Mid 90’s to further my college education. I purchased a Nikon F4s and as much as I was proud of the purchase, it was a little too much for me so I put it in storage, turning my focus towards Academics. After college I relocated to the Mid-West in the early 2000’s, I re-acquainted my love for photography and purchased a Nikon N65 in 2001, a prime lens a 50mm, a telephoto zoom the 70-300mm and a flash, oh and a few rolls of film. To this day I still have my Nikon F4.
I was one of those who thought that the Digital hype was a fad. By the time I am in my 20’s my camera obsession was street photography and nature. One day all of my gear was stolen and that left a sour taste in my mouth, I did not touch a camera until 2013.
Now in my late 30’s and approaching my 40’s I developed a keen interest in weddings, nature and wildlife photography, so I picked up a Nikon D300s. As my love for nature grew so did my travel opportunities. Today I am capturing images with a Nikon D610 and D500; I travel to other states to capture scenic landscapes & documenting local/migrating wildlife.
I can be a times a man of very few words, but I am strong in my faith and my walk with my Creator, I leave you with this: Proverbs 4:26 – Let your foot pass from evil streets and all your ways will be established.
Thank you for visiting, I hope that one day you get to experience the world as I see it through my lens.
Memberships: Webster Groves Nature Study Society (WGNSS), The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) & Missouri Nature & Environmental Photographers (MoNEP)