Photography has been the one constant in my life. My Grandfather Harvey (Aul) got me started, I received a small camera for Christmas when I was young and my first 35mm (old school film) camera in high school.

I was always the pest at family gatherings, the one everyone "threatened" if I did not quit taking did no good, I continued to snap away.

I love every kind of photography, my main interests lie in nature and candid. To me, the candid shots show the true person. They capture the essence of a person, in a specific time, moment and place that will never again happen. To memorialize these moments is special, when memories begin to fade they can once again bring a smile, a tear or a laugh. They preserve for future generations. They can look back and see a small piece of themselves in those who have gone before them. I am also a minimalist.  I prefer my photos straight out of the camera with as little tweaking as possible. On occasion I will play with a few. I have found that most people like things in a natural state, as if they were driving by and can identify.  So yes, my photos are simple for the most part. 

I am trying to be a little more diligent in keeping up the website and adding more photos more frequently. Sometimes life gets in the way, but I am working on it! This site is strictly for enjoyment and to also keep family and friends that may not be on social media a chance to see what I am up to next.