I grew up as a "third-culture" American Canal Zone (or 'Zonian') kid in the Republic of Panama, a small rugged country covered by lush green jungle, sandwiched between two great oceans. Panama was the "lens" through which my early worldview took shape, heightening my awareness of the contrasts between good and evil, beauty and decay, creation and destruction. It was here that I experienced the intensity of war during Operation Just Cause, explored remote reaches of lush jungles and scoured ocean floors in search of long hidden treasures, and developed a deep appreciation for God's magnificent creation of life in all its forms. I come from a lineage of family artists, and from a young age, I tagged along with my father and uncle, both oil painters (see PanamaArt.com), into the interior regions of Panama to photograph traditional Panamanian folk dancers that perform during Panama's many elaborate celebrations.
The themes of my photography vary, reflecting the people, cultures and landscapes of places I have been so blessed to work, live and travel. I craft each photograph to capture my subjects in vivid hues and tones where color is appropriate, and monochrome where color is simply not necessary. I currently reside in Oaxaca, Mexico, with my wife, Megan.