Like most, I love coffee. One of my earliest memories from childhood is visiting my great-grandmother and drinking what she called “coffee milk.” Coffee milk was made using 10-parts milk, 1-part coffee, mixed with enough sugar to cause ... Read more
Enjoy A Delicious Morning Cup of Joe? Thank A Turk! 01/10/2018
Coffee has a long, interesting, and disputed history—one that leads to and through the Ottoman Empire and a city now known as Istanbul. In fact, it is safe to say that were it not for the Turks, coffee would not be the world’s favorite ... Read more
Memorial Day in Normandy 26/05/2018
In 2017, I had the opportunity to attend the Memorial Day ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. It was a privilege to join hundreds others in attendance in honoring those who died bravely defending the United States of A... Read more
Şalgam - Adana's Medicinal Miracle 06/05/2018
Şalgam (pronounced shalgam) is a drink that provokes a strong reaction for all who have tasted the blood-red brew. For most who live in the southern Turkish city of Adana, şalgam is a staple on the table at almost every meal. For expat Ad... Read more
Crimson Gold 02/10/2015
September in Adana always brings three things: slight relief from the soul-crushing heat and humidity, smoke wafting into the city from the farmers burning the surrounding agricultural fields, and, lastly, fresh salça. Salça (pronounced s... Read more
Balloon Ride Over Cappadocia 07/01/2015
I am jolted awake by a firm knock on our hotel door. My first reaction is to kick into Jason Bourne mode. "They" have come for me. After several seconds I come to my senses, my heart rate returns to normal and I realize it's the shuttle dri... Read more
Having been surrounded by photographers, both professional and amateur, most of my life, I never found the need to pick up a camera. That was until I bought my wife her first SLR--a Canon Rebel XS. I began playing around with it at home and soon enjoyed photography. While on trips I would pry the camera out of my wife's hands to get pictures of my own when she wasn't shooting. Eventually I became the one taking the pictures and she became the passive observer.
A few years and several thousand pictures later I have decided to share my work with others. I have not published this website because I believe my photography has great artistic worth and must be seen by the masses. I have had the opportunity to visit interesting places, experience unique cultures and meet incredible people around the world. These, the places, cultures and people, are what I believe are worth sharing.
I do not consider myself proficient in photography. I struggle with both the artistic and technical aspects of the craft. I have had no formal training. I am, however, a student. Constantly reading. Constantly emulating. Constantly learning. If you have comments or advice that you think might help me on this journey I am traveling, please don't hesitate to contact me.