I first picked up a camera as a teenager and photography quickly became a passion. While traveling both inside and outside of the US for work I became fascinated by how people, the place they live and their cultural influences come together to give a place its unique environment.  I wanted to learn about and capture those environments and their people through my photography.  Even as the world has become smaller through the 24-hour news cycle and social media, my photography has shown me that there is still much diversity to find and explore.