I have been in love with the west and photography all of my life. I wanted a camera and to take pictures from the time I was small. I was not able to convince my parents that I needed a camera. Their response was "Well, you could always save your money and work for it". I took this to heart and it's one of the many reasons I love to photograph. When I am making a successful image, I remember vividly the sounds, smells, and weather from the image. I do literally feel like I can hear taste and feel a truly successful image.