Welcome to my vision of the sea. I work so that I can go play and live out my passion – underwater photography. My family and friends would say it is an addiction. I did a Discover Scuba in 1997, came out of the water hooked, and could not get certified to scuba dive fast enough. During a diving trip to Cozumel in 1998, a friend of mine handed me a camera and said “Here, have fun.” And that is where my love for underwater photography began. But I was no stranger to photography. As a kid, I fell in love with telling stories through photography from my dad, and I continue that love by sharing the underwater world and its stories with those around me. My mom and dad encouraged me to see beyond the ordinary and envision what the world has to offer. Photography brings together so many important elements in my life.
“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
When I am in the ocean snorkeling or scuba diving, I see so much that is way beyond the ordinary…it is extraordinary. The colors, the underwater landscapes, the fish life (from the smallest to the largest), the coral formations, the reef creatures, the interactions between all of this…it is all amazing. One question that continually gets asked of me… “Is that really how it looks?” Yes, it is. There is an unbelievable palette of colors and life to be found in our oceans. And to be able to see this world and share it is a joy and treasure.
“Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have someone click the shutter.”
― Ansel Adams
I love to learn as well as savor the journey of life. Underwater photography has a wonderful combination of both. It happens every time I pick up my camera or go traveling. To see the world through another lens…and envision the possibilities…always planning the next adventure….that is where you will find me. Please wade into the waters of our oceans as I see them…and enjoy!
Photography is a love affair with life.”
“Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.”
-W Eugene Smith