I grew up a farm boy in Minnesota. I fell in love with nature and had a variety of pets - including this three- legged dog and acrobatic pig. When I left the farm, photography became my passion. I worked for several Master Photographers and learned their trade. Many hours were spent in B&W and color darkrooms learning about composition and the qualities of light. My apprenticeship led me to own and manage photographic studios in several locations. I have won awards in several states and various juried art shows. And so I am doing what I enjoy - using my experience and artistic ability to create art.