I took up photography by chance after I realized hyperactivity and ADD kept me from being a good test taker, but perfect traits for snapping pictures. Growing up southern, I learned from a young age that kindness, a smile, and a good sense of humor will take you anywhere. My folks love for the outdoors and our cross country camping trips in the Ford Squire pulling a pop up Nimrod formed everlasting impressions of what I considered beautiful in the world: KOA's, Howard Johnson's and roadside attractions. As many years passed and my travels expanded beyond the states, my most heartfelt memories have been shared with ordinary folks living what I consider extraordinary lives. The common place has fantastic stories and I deeply believe in its magic.