I was shipped out to Basic Training for the US Army on September 3, 2008. I had turned 19 twelve days before I was flown from a tiny farming town in Northern California to South Carolina. I had never felt humidity before then, and crikey did it suck. I didn't care, I was doing what I had to do to become a professional photographer, and the Army gave me a job as a Combat Photographer.
This is the Sundial Bridge in Redding, California. Just 30 minutes north on the 5 from my little rodeo town, Red Bluff. It just celebrated it's 10 year anniversary about two months ago.
This account that I'm currently using was created January 11, 2009. I was in AIT and had starting my camera training, and I wanted some place to put my photos and get inspiration from others. I didn't go out of my way to talk to people, I have, and still do have, a really hard time initiating conversations with people. So I quietly stalked around looking at peoples pictures and being incredibly jealous because I wanted to be good like so many people on here were.
This is the first photograph I ever faved. It took me an hour of staring at my screen to finally talk myself in to clicking the fave button. I was intimidated to do it.
In 2012, my unit decided to send me to photograph a military funeral in Sacramento Ca. That decision changed me, who I was, who I am, and who I will be, all from the sheer sense of mortality when you are standing by a coffin of a soldier who was only a few months older than you.
As I continue to grow and learn, I want to say thanks to DA and my friends on here. Y'all support me when I reach out, bounce photography ideas with each other, I've even been taught a thing or two on here.
I still am a US Army photographer, and soon I'll be a wildland firefighter, so be expecting some hopefully exciting pictures from me. Thanks y'all.
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