A native of New Orleans, Louisiana - I was bitten by the shutter-bug when I received my first 'Brownie Bullet' back in the 1960's. I studied Fine Arts through school and college. My first SLR was a Pentax K-1000. That is when I realized creating with a lens, was much easier than creating with a brush. Photography has always been an obsessive hobby. Then I stumbled on this site and decided to take my own advice; "Do what you love!"