As a Los Angeles based freelance photographer, I create images because I love to do so. I really want no other reason to do it. I find photography to be a liberating addiction. My images are an expression of how I see people and the world around me. My own life experiences (most of them wonderful) have shaped my understanding of life and the values I place upon it. Being a portrait photographer has taught me a great deal about people, frailty and trust. As a U.S. combat veteran, I've learned that human relationships are the most precious of all gifts. Photography has exposed me to countless relationships and experiences I might not have otherwise experienced. For that, I'm most thankful.