My Photographic Adventures Began at Oxford College of Emory, Near Atlanta.
I started my journey by taking photos for the yearbook, newspaper, and the school administration. I was visited by a spirit and asked to be his official photographer. No, really, I was! The spirit’s name is Dooley and he is a skeleton and the unofficial mascot of Emory. I captured his spooky essence at his various appearances around campus. During my years at Oxford, I learned essential techniques, including developing negatives and printing quality black and whites.
I spent many hours in the malodorous darkroom, waiting for dripping negatives and soggy paper prints to dry for hours as I worried about quickly approaching deadlines. Modern scans of my still-pristine Kodachrome color slide film are featured on my site.
During these formative years, I was incredibly inspired by North Georgia fall colors. After graduation, I took several trips out west which kickstarted my affinity for nature shots. My trusty camera and I traveled the nation canoeing, snow skiing, hiking, and capturing car shows and races. Some favorite spots include my parents’ dock and roof, Bok Tower, Circle B, and many National Parks. On trips, I was often the last one back to the car as I was always snapping one final shot.