In 2010, after working my way through the ranks of large law firms, I found myself working as the managing partner of a firm I had co-founded in downtown Dallas. But that was the year I walked away from law firm life and began the hard-core pursuit of photographing the world.
I didn’t quit to travel and do photography, but that’s what ended up happening. Taking a step back allowed time for travel and photography. In addition, my new job offered opportunities to travel all over the country and photograph it.
Thus began a quest to see the most beautiful places in the world and to photograph them. Whether they were cities or rural landscapes, famous or unknown, I would be out with my camera. It didn’t matter if it was night or day, good weather or bad, I would be photographing. Along the way my photography skills increased to the level that I now teach photography to both amateur and professional photographers.
I research my locations extensively, and visit when the weather is best and the lighting is perfect. The best times to create photographs are times that others won’t be awake. It often takes dramatic weather to yield the scenes I am looking for. The result is that I am often cold, uncomfortable, and wet. But there is no place I’d rather be.
I try to convey the world to you using bold color and strong compositional elements. I also work for a depth that invites you into the scene. It is important to me that my photos have real impact, and aren’t just pastoral scenes. I process my photos to accentuate the color and contrast, and then create my pieces on metal to further draw out those qualities.
In the end, I want to capture the most beautiful scenes in the world. That involves getting to those places, being there when the light is perfect, with the best photography gear possible. But it goes beyond that. I want these photos to inspire you to get out, see these locations for yourself, and explore the world around you.