I was born and reared in Melbourne Florida. I have lived and played in and around the swamps all of my life, I never really thought that much of them. Swamps are just places were there is a lot of bugs, alligators and snakes. I was thinking where to shoot an interesting photograph you had to visit someplace far away and exotic like Europe, Africa or South America. It wasn’t until I turned my photographic eye to the wetlands then I started seeing the beauty.