I have spent much of my adult life building ballistic missile submarines and working in a maximum security prison. Adhering to strict protocols and procedures, there was little room for self-expression or creativity. As a result, these somber careers left me yearning for a sense of inner-peace and security. Perhaps as a simple means of survival, I began to seek out the beauty within my everyday surroundings. A simple drive into town soon became a distraction-filled adventure. I began to take notice of the overlooked and the small. This sense of adventure quickly turned into a passion. I found myself thinking, “If only I had a picture of that...” It was at that moment my photographic odyssey began. After several years of trial and error, I have become comfortable in my new skin. I have affirmed myself a photographer and artist. My goal, to impart upon my viewers the same affinity for the overlooked and the small.