Hello and welcome to my website. I’m an award-winning photographer and author of the best-selling travel guide Georgia Discovered. I have recently signed another contract to photograph Naturally Georgia, which will be released by Globe Pequot in spring of 2022. I am also producing and hosting a new television show called View Finders which will premiere on PBS here in Georgia (GPB) in April of 2022. 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 developed my skills, traveled the world, 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 American Automobile Association, the Explore Georgia state tourism office, and the University of Georgia. I have photographed a variety of places and people, including President Jimmy Carter, and my work has been exhibited in multiple galleries.
I am currently filming new episodes for View Finders where I explore beautiful places with my co-host and take photos along the way. Along with my business partner Jason, I will host and produce episodes that focus on a blend of photography, adventure, and education. We will explore Georgia and other parts of the Southeast while bringing our photos to the screen and showcasing our adventures, as well as a bit of science, history, and ecology. In addition to hosting the show, I am also the principal videographer and editor. I am very excited about this project and can’t wait for my work to reach a much broader audience.
Back in 2018 I received my first book deal with Connecticut-based Globe Pequot. The book, titled Georgia Discovered: Exploring the Best of the Peach State, was published internationally in May of 2020. I had total control over the production of the book and not only took every photograph (over 250) but also wrote every word. It has sold very well and is now in its second printing, and it has been an excellent opportunity to have my photos seen by a very wide audience.
Due to its success, I was offered another contract for a pure photography book, Naturally Georgia, which will be released in 2022. It will be a hardback book full of gorgeous photos from across the state of Georgia. I am currently traveling throughout Georgia to capture images for the book, and I very much am looking forward to its release.
When I’m not taking photos, I am a Professor of Instructional Technology at Georgia College. I received my doctorate from the University of Tennessee and had a cognate in the media arts. My interests include the integration of multimedia technology within the K-12 classroom as well as the use of iPads and Chromebooks for student learning and achievement. I was awarded the distinction of Apple Distinguished Educator in 2015 and have had tremendous opportunities to travel throughout the world and present at conferences.
When I am not taking photos or teaching class, I am home in Athens with my wife and two young children.