Ask me why I wander around at night under a full moon or near full moon, and I will respond "Why Not?" Or why am I search for abandoned and decayed palces, "Why Not?"
Many people drive by and only see the abandoned building or the dilapidated old car that has seen better days. I see these things and wonder what happened and I want to know what the story is. The process of night photography - adding light to an object to tell a new story - often in a surrealist style, gives me a feeling that is difficult to describe.
My interest in photography has evolved over the last 7 years. My inspiration was a trip to Africa, with the wrong camera. I had a souped up point and shoot when I should have had a DSLR with a zoom lens. I came back and immediately enrolled in a basic photography class at Glendale Community College and bought a Canon 40D. After a few more classes at Phoenix Community College, I discovered the Lost America website and the photography of Troy Paiva. After my first workshop I was hooked on night photography. Other night photographers who have influenced me are Lance Keimig and Joe Reifer. I have recently upgraded to a full frame Canon 7D and my favorite lens is a fish-eye. My main light source is a Proto Machine LED2 flashlight.
I am from the Greater Phoenix area, and I am the voice on the radio or on the phone in an emergency. When not at work or wandering the desert, I can be found riding my bike or swimming (no, I don't do Tris). My other photography interests include travel photography, vintage signs and pet photography.
Why Not? Enjoy life. Ride a bike 50 miles. Wander around under the full moon. Do what makes you happy!