My father put a camera in my hand when I was 13 years old, ever since that day I have been capturing images - first on film in a Kodak Instamatic, then a Nikomat that I purchased in Japan. In 1990 I was given a Canon AE-1 by my father-in-law along with a suitcase full of various lenses. My first DSLR was a Canon Rebel XT which shortly thereafter was replaced by my first professional camera, a Canon 5D. Today I have and still use the 5D, a 5D Mark II, 5Ds, and an EOS R with a variety of lenses and tripods.
Though I didn't realize at the time the significance of my father giving me my first camera, I am sure he understood exactly the obsession that he was sparking in my then young mind.
My goal in capturing images and sharing them with others is that whoever takes the time to view my images will not only see what I saw at the moment that the shutter tripped, but that they will feel the excitement of witnessing the animal, the landscape, the sunrise or sunset, the smiles on the faces, the miracle of the world and the people around us; that they experience the emotion of the moment and experience the swelling of their soul that the scene causes within them. That my images work to inspire wonder and appreciation for the world in which we live and the people who surround us.
If I could live my life over again the only thing that I would change is that I would capture and share more images.
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