I’m a documentary photographer; I photograph people.
Born on a farm in Western Oklahoma, I grew up with dreams of faraway places and exotic people. Those dreams came from reading about people, especially women, who were accomplished and fearless.
Through the lens of my camera, it has been my passion to observe everyday people. A face expresses the hardship or hope in a person. I see in each expression a whole spectrum of emotions: happiness, joy, toil, sadness, hopelessness, and contentment. Sometimes an entire life story can be glimpsed by the expression in a face. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, the face in a photograph tells a story.
Part of the year, I live in Abilene, Texas, and the other months, Zambia, Africa is my second home. Traveling to over 107 countries and all seven continents, my camera is always at my side.
Reflecting on the countries I have visited, my memories are of the magnificent architecture and lovely countryside, but most memorable is the joy and feeling on the faces of the people.
No one poses for my photos.
I photograph life.