10 Years and 10,000 Hours
I was born and raised in Ohio and I moved abroad in 2005 for what was supposed to be a year. I decided to stay a few more years and it’s now been 13 years. I remember taking photos during my youth with a hot-pink camera and drifted away from photography for many years.
After moving to China, I’ve spent the better part of a decade quietly practicing my craft. Over the years, I eventually gained confidence in my skills as a photographer and now I believe the best way to describe myself and my work is “infinitely passionate”. I live and breathe photography by continuously learning and improving my craft.
Being outdoors with a camera is where I feel normal and inspired. When I take a photo I imagine how it would look on a wall in your home or in your office. The photos on my website are the same images I hang on my walls.
I never considered myself a creative type and definitely not an artist. I’ve had many types of jobs and side gigs and I’ve tried many different avenues of self-expression.
This path that I am on has taken me from teaching to web design, marketing to writing, and podcasting to graphic design. During all of these things, I remained interested in photography and just kept it as a hobby and be able to use the images in my other endeavors.
During that timespan of a bit more than a decade, it turned out that the 10,000-hour rule is true and all my past projects and self-expression avenues were indeed creative and artistic avenues.
In my mind, photography is not only taking a beautiful picture. It’s about making a beautiful and powerful scene full of passion and emotion. With every photo I take, I scan the area for a foreground, mid-ground, and background that will compliment you and the entire scene.
Thank you for reading! I hope you are able to find a photo on my website that you would be proud to hang on your wall. If you cannot find something you like, send me an email and tell me what you are looking for; I just may have it in my personal archive.
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