I have spent my lifetime taking photographs. The photo image fulfills my deep need to stop things from disappearing. I want to retain that special magic which I have looked for and found in unique buildings or rural areas , to capture the mood, and to find beauty in the most unlikely places." This is a passion since I was a child . Self taught, starting with a small box Brownie camera, I have been published and awarded over the last 30 years including National Geographic, Photographers Forum Magazine, International Photography Society "Amateur Photographer of the Year 04" and more. I get a since of peace when I'm out shooting Fine Art and Unique Portraiture , while travel and living in several states has given me an opportunity to enjoy and capture the diversity in each photo .