I was formally introduced to photography in 1989 when I took my first photography class in high school. Over the years, I would casually take pictures as I traveled the world as a U.S. Marine. I became serious about photography in 2009, while stationed in the Mojave Desert. My photographic subjects then were primarily landscapes and military live-fire training events. Aviation and history are big interests of mine and photography provide a way to combine those two passions. There are several aviation museums and airshows within a two-hour drive of my house, which ensures that my fires stay lit.