My photography is the means by which I communicate how amazed and curious I am at the world around me. This need has carried over from my adolescence. As a boy I explored the city. I touched things, I smelled things, I listened and watched. I walked the train tracks flattening my share of pennies. I have come to realize for me the “parts” of something can be more interesting than the “whole”. My photographic style reflects this. Up close and revealing the textures and shapes that make up whatever is in front of my lens. You may find me dragging an inflatable boat down three miles of train track to access and abandoned swing bridge. Or climbing an old dry dock crane towering above an abandoned shipyard. It may just be a simple walk at three in the morning to meet the sun before it rises. No matter where the journey takes me, the journey itself is every bit as valuable to me as the final images. I am not trying to change the world with my photography. I am just trying to show you what is already here.