I'm originally from Arizona, but I have been a resident of the west of Ireland for the past decade. My interest in photography started pretty early in life. As a kid, on camping trips and extended vacations, I watched my mom photograph just about everything under the sun. As I grew up, I had friends with a photography business and I absorbed as much as I could whenever I visited their studio and darkroom. I have truly been hooked on photography from those experiences.
Today, I'm a full-time scientist working primarily in medically-aligned research. When I'm not doing that, I spend as much time out and about with my camera as I can. Digital is the medium that keeps me from going broke, but I still like to use film - particularly black and white film - from time to time. My favorite subjects are the many elements of nature to be found in the deserts of North America, but I have learned to love the mountains of Connemara as well.