I am the son of a painter and MUA. I grew up looking at beauty being defined all around me. It wasn't until I got older that I got my feet wet and began to paint, draw and then my father gave me a camera. That was it. I took some shots to illustrate a book that I was working on and before long people started asking me to take their photos. That gave me the courage to keep going. I became a freelance photographer in the late 90's. I now paint murals and I still do photography on a part-time basis, but mainly I'm just looking for the right people to help me help them capture that particular moment in time. There is beauty all around us, we just need to open our eyes and drink it in.