Hello and welcome to my website. I’m an award-winning photographer and author of the best-selling travel guide Georgia Discovered. I have recently signed another contract to photograph Naturally Georgia, which will be released by Globe Pequot in 2022. When I’m not taking photos, I am a Professor of Instructional Technology at Georgia College. I have always had a love for photography, and I started taking pictures at a very young age (within minutes of my dad handing me a fully manual Pentax K1000 back in 1992).
Over the past several decades I have developed my skills, traveled the world, and taught college photography classes in far away locations such as Australia as well as Italy. My camera is always by my side during my frequent travels, and I strive to capture the beauty of our world in unique and visually exciting ways. My work has been featured extensively online as well as in print, including large clients such as the American Automobile Association, the Explore Georgia state tourism office, and the University of Georgia. I have photographed a variety of places and people, including President Jimmy Carter, and my work has been exhibited in multiple galleries.
I have taken photos with drones for quite a long time now, and I appreciate just how good the cameras have gotten on these things. My aerial photos were pretty unique back in the day, which I believe helped me to cultivate a large online following that follow along with me on my travels and appreciate my photos that are taken from both the ground and the air. I not only have a professional drone, but my traditional camera and lens set up allows me to take very sharp, high-resolution photos. These images result in large, vivid prints that are truly works of art. So if you are looking for a photographer in the Athens, GA area than feel free to reach out so we can discuss your needs.
All of this led to a publishing deal with Connecticut-based Globe Pequot, and a brainstorming session culminated with an exciting project: to write and photograph a first-of-its-kind travel guide that features recommendations and fine art photography. The book, titled Georgia Discovered: Exploring the Best of the Peach State, was published internationally in May of 2020. I had total control over the production of the book and not only took every photograph (over 250) but also wrote every word. It has sold very well and is now in its second printing, and it has been an excellent opportunity to have my photos seen by a very wide audience.
When I’m not teaching or creating, I am at home in Athens with my wife and two young boys.