I’ve been taking pictures since I was twelve; I have experience in stills, film, and video. My current freelance work centers on documentary and editorial still photography.
I grew up as an Air Force Brat and lived in Shreveport, LA, Savannah, GA, Wetzlar & Frankfurt, Germany, Smyrna, TN., and New Orleans. That whetted my taste for travel.
I shot news for CBS and ABC affiliate TV stations in Baton Rouge and New Orleans and freelanced for CBS and CNN. I’ve taught film and video production at Loyola University in New Orleans and the Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
My last main job was digital conservation of the large photo and document collection at the Cammie G. Henry Research Center at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and I recently retired to do the work I want, and some editorial and artistic work.
I live in Natchitoches, Louisiana. It’s a pretty town on the Cane River, near Kisatchie National Forest in northwest Louisiana. Founded in 1714, it’s the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase.
This is where the El Camino Real begins, and we’re only a few miles from the capital of Spanish Colonial Texas, Los Adaes. The area is rich in history, and our population has an ethnic diversity unusual in the South. This is Louisiana, but not Cajun Louisiana; people here claim kinship to the earliest French and Spanish settlers in the region.
My kit includes a digital full-frame Sony A7s, Sony A7RIII, and a Sony A7rIV.
My lenses include Sony 50mm f1.2, Sony FE 28mm f/2, Samyang 18mm f/2, Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 ZA Sonnar T*, Samyang 45mm f/1.8 FE, Zeiss 55mm f1.8 Sonnar T*, Sony 70-200, Zeiss 24-70mm, Leica 90mm Tele-Elmarit, Micro Nikkor 55mm f2.8.
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