I’m a photographer for all seasons. I photograph weddings, portfolios, head-shots, events, commercial and advertising, being a seasoned photographer, I shoot it all. I remember the day, my mother gave me the family Kodak Brownie Box camera. I was in the six grade on my way to my first summer camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I couldn’t believe my mother was giving me the family camera to take to camp. I never thought about touching the camera. My father took all the pictures. I shook my head and backed away. "What if I break it?" My mother snapped at me, “Here boy, take the camera.” It was like magic, with the first click of the shutter, I was in love. There in the woods, in the beautiful green forrest, in the glowing light of the campfire, down on the sandy shores of the Santa Cruz Bay, I took my first pictures. I couldn’t control the desire to photograph everything around me. And so, I’ve been in love with photography ever since.
I have been a photographer for 40 years. Staff photographer for Bellmark Records with legendary Al Bell former president of Stacks and Motown Records. My Nelson Mandela collection exhibited at the California Museum of African American History and the United Nations in Switzerland. Official photographer for Congresswoman Maxine Waters on Winnie Mandela’s return visit to Los Angeles. I worked as a lab tech with L. A. Chapter Tuskegee Airman Historian, Ted Davidson, printing Tuskegee airmen photographs for exhibits at Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, and the Historical Proud Bird Restaurant. Twice I was official photographer for L A Pro Summer Basketball League. Album covers for Gospel legend Walter Hawkins, and rhythm and blues great Tyrone Davis, I have photographed the Oscars, NAACP Image Awards, Bet Awards, and now I’m publishing a pictorial book titled “Granny” which is a photo essay on President Obama’s last surviving grand parent Sarah Obama, in her beloved village of Kogelo, Kenya.