In my earlier bio I tried to describe a little about who I am and what I like to photograph. I debated whether any further information was necessary to describe me. Giving it more thought I suppose it is important to tell more of my story.
In March 2008 I was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. Shortly before that I hemorrhaged in my eyes causing small blind spots in both. I spent a good part of that year in and out of the hospital receiving treatments.
Today I am in remission and doing well. I still have blind spots that cause some difficulty in seeing. I have heard it said that going through something like that makes you see life a little differently. Although I had a pretty good outlook about life, I do see things differently today, both in a more spiritual sense and in a real physical sense.
I bought my first semi-professional DSLR camera in September 2009 and began a wonderful new journey. I have spent the years since then learning the art of photography and am constantly learning the techniques to taking better pictures. As an artist with a camera, I really enjoy the outdoors. I love the smell of the pine trees in the forest, the desert after a light rain, the salt air of the ocean and the fragrance of the flowers in an English tea garden. A sunrise or sunset in any of these places can be magical. I hope that what I photograph will please those that view it. My desire is that some might even be inspired by what I see and how I choose to let the camera capture it.
In the New Testament The Apostle Paul said in Philippians 1:21 that to live is Christ and to die is gain. While I am here I will have my camera with me to capture what I see until that day.
To those that are going through similar circumstances or have someone close to you that is, you are not alone. Feel free to contact me if you need someone to talk to.
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