I am a retired Commercial Banker, of almost thirty years, and now spend most of my time as an International Photographer specializing in Travel, Nature and Wildlife photography. For almost sixty years, since receiving my first simple box camera at age seven, I have been enamored with photography. I graduated to a Kodak Brownie point & shoot camera when I was thirteen, and won my first national photography prize that same year. With my modest winnings I purchased a beautiful twin-lens reflex camera which is now in my daughter's possession. While serving in Vietnam—Indochine—as a young Marine, I purchased my first 35mm single-lens reflex camera, and in the ensuing years I continued with that format until 2009. These days I shoot primarily with my Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR and Canon L-Series (Pro) lenses. On occasion, however, I will still break out one of my old vintage film cameras, from the golden age of photography, just for the sake of nostalgia. I will be leaving the USA in the early part of 2012 to commence a multi-year photographic adventure around the world; living in and photographing as many countries as I can over the next fifteen to twenty years. You can follow my adventures by clicking on the Expat Journal tab, or visit me on Facebook.