I'm a Southern California based commercial advertising photographer, husband, son, brother and friend. A picture says a thousand words and the sensibilities and predilection of an artist, reflected within her or his expression is backed by a lifetime of experience. I gained a truly invaluable viewpoint on life from my Mother, who raised me by herself. I learned at a young age much about sacrifice, need, joy, heartache and a love that knows no limit. We familiarized ourselves with the satisfaction of surviving and the comradery that was born from this struggle. We lived in a small cabin outside Fairbanks Alaska that had no running water and no constant source of heat. The threats and challenges in our lives during this period were obvious and in retrospect, I wouldn't change any part of it. Having this childhood presented me the opportunity to realize what I did have-and appreciate it. I decided to take that opportunity and my appreciation for the blessings that surround me eventually found physical expression through photography. I wish my work to be a testament of the grace God has created within my life and in the world around me.