About the Photoblog
The photographic journey began rather inauspiciously in 2003, when I purchased a digital camera for my wife, Bridget. Before long, the “gift” was forever tied to my hands, amazed at the means of instantaneous and permanent expression this newfound tool could provide.
In short order, the model for my obsession became the quirky and beloved McGee, the mixed breed Border Collie who exhibited a myriad of playful expressions and who, just as obsessively, never tired of the lens, water, or her playtime.
When we moved back home from San Antonio to Chicago, I began to view familiar surroundings in a new light, albeit surroundings that had not been seen in fifteen years. Suddenly, I was understanding the beauty of the prairie, the regal character of old and forgotten barns, the energy of the city. It was as if I had never visited the Midwest before, even though I was assuredly born and raised there.
That is when my discovery of photography truly began.
Through these photos, I hope to share a slice of the beauty of life — of all life — be it rural, urban, natural, animal, or otherwise. Sadly, McGee is no longer around to partake in our earthly adventures, but her spirit and inspiration live on. And I still owe Bridget a camera.
Thanks for coming along on the photographic journey.