I'm A surfer traveler that never ventured further than Baja Mexico growing up in Southern California tell Tragedy struck again and orphaned me a second time completely. After a year of wallowing in self pity, despair and self destructive behavior, I very suicidal at times, I woke up! I pulled my head out of it's dark place and started pushing forward. After great success and finding the why in life again, pretty well, but not fully, not completely... I fell in love with a girl who made short work of me, and and almost put me back where i'd just emerged from. Refusing to feel alone betrayed and in despair again, I realized my neglected and overlooked opportunity: The gift of freedom, and the mobility to explore it. So I followed my childhood dream of Surf Traveling/traveling to surf, and I booked a ticket for Costa Rica. After spending almost every thing I had at that time on preparations. I wanted to be able to document my travels and get pics so I bought a Olympus 8010. The all around waterproof travel cam and was set to go. Before the plain even landed on a February morning, sun rising as we were descending… I new I'd found it: Pura Vida! The dream was alive in me again and and color was everywhere in it. Greens like i'd never seen and all the feelings of a child walking outside for the first time. I was alive again. That was 5 years ago. my 300$ dollar Olympus is now 6,000$ camera bag. The intrepid soldier is still awake and alive to take pictures every day in every way. I feel very clear that this new found talent is a gift. a very discernible gift. A git gifted in love to help sort out and express my feelings and passions. A tool to support and help see the new dawns and and not live in lament and the past but in the moment and capture it, to focus & process it. To inspire along the way as I grow from it. So, in short. I'm an inspired amateur Photographer with a passion and a self trained style all my own."Capturing life one frame at a time" "Life's a trip, so take it!"