When I’m not taking photos, I am a Professor of Instructional Technology at Georgia College. Before this I earned my doctorate from the University of Tennessee with a focus on the K-12 integration of multimedia. 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 worked on developing my skills and along the way I traveled extensively 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 Explore Georgia state tourism office and the University of Georgia.
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. 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, will be published internationally in April 2020. I have had total control over the production of the book and not only took every photograph (over 250) but also wrote every word. I think it will be 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.