I have to thank my father for instilling the love of photography into my life. I've had a camera in my hand since the age of eight years old -- my first Polaroid was given to me in 1971 by my parents. In Junior High, I was introduced to the darkroom by a dedicated teacher, who took the time to show how photography can be used as a medium for self expression. I had always felt inept in the "creativity" department and longed for a way to convey how I see the world around me. I am thankful that my love affair with photography continues to grow and has provided me with a tool to express myself . . . Thanking my Heavenly and earthly fathers for their love and blessings.

Photo Credits:
* SYM Magazine March/April edition - photo credit: http://issuu.com/sym-magazine/docs/march-april
* Tangy Major, "I Feel So Good" - CD and website images: www.tangymajor.com
* "Payin' The Price" - Film Photographer: www.payintheprice.com
* Open Society Foundation - Photo Credit: http://blog.soros.org/2010/12/young-black-male-and-proud/
* Schmap Atlanta 10th Edition - Photo Credit: http://www.schmap.com/atlanta/sights_tourism/p=18240/i=18240_36.jpg


* Photographic Society of America (PSA)
* Teaneck Camera Club