"I started working with photography in 2006 largely due to the success I had with the Nottely River Series painting. For the first time in years it afforded me the ability to buy a computer, printer, and a good digital camera. For the most part I am self-taught. The only formal training I've had in photography was with Annie Leibovitz (Photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine, Vanity Fair, and Vogue) in 1994 while I was a student at the Atlanta College of Art. I use a lot of imagery in my work and prefer it to be my own. A lot of the time (particularly with my collage assemblages) I had a hard time finding the images I wanted to work with, so this is why I got into photography, just to create images I could uses with my collage assemblages. The composite fine art photography just evolved out of that. I do not consider myself a photographer. I am first and foremost an artist. I experiment with photography and deferent material and the combinations of them in my work. I use whatever resources that are available to me in pushing the bounders of how art & photography is traditionally used of being seen. I have great respect for all forms of art & photography. This is just another inter-journey of self-discovery for me, and a new way of conveying it with my work to the world.
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