As far back as I remember I have been mesmerized by the art of photography. I would sit on the floor beside my Grandfather’s desk with a journal in my lap. I was captivated by the images on the pages of Life and National Geographic Magazines. The vibrant colors exploded off the pages, and sometimes it was the monochromatic contrast, or dramatic lighting that would hold my gaze. I would study the exquisite story telling in the photographs of both of these iconic magazines which became genesis of my lifelong passion for photography.