A photograph from a visit to the Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary in Fall 2016. Due to conservation efforts that started over 100-years-ago this is one of the last natural habitats of its kind that still exists in South Louisiana.
I was born and raised in the Western half of the beautiful state of Kentucky. I migrated to Louisiana about ten years ago at the urging of my dear friend who was raised in a magical little Cajun village. As a story teller, Louisiana was beyond inspiring. I remember spending my first Easter in the swamp by Vermillion River for a crawfish boil, we paddled out into the cypress trees in dark green pirogues before getting lost in a rain storm. I made one of my favorite photos to date while we were lost out there. The people and landscapes here continue to inspire my work. Today my work is a mix of film and digital photography from personal projects and magazine assignments and it is almost all centered around the my own need or my client's need to tell a story. Ive taken up sailing and rowing traditional boats to explore in an effort to be more aligned with traditional craft and get further away from plastics and big oil.
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