Photography is my passion. Its not my day job. I enjoy the pursuit of capturing my next best image. Thanks for stopping by, some of my work is found here but most is found on Instagram. As of late, most of my photographs are captured using Leica M Rangefinder cameras.
The name Roaming Bison is to honor my tribal heritage (Cherokee and Delaware), and my love for roaming around with a camera. I first picked up photography in the summer of 2002 as I interned in Washington D.C in a Native Studies program. I wanted to capture all the monuments and images I was coming across every day, so I bought a bicycle and a camera and saw the district through a lens all summer long. I shared those photos with my undergraduate art professors upon returning for the Fall semester of 2002. They helped me assemble a photography exhibit, which was a hit in the community and remained on display for a time. The photography exhibit was shown at a few other venues and some pieces were sold. This experience helped me land two jobs at once - as a photographer for the university’s student paper and with the public information office. Those positions quickly presented opportunities to become an editor of the student newspaper and eventually a photographer and sports editor for a local small town daily newspaper, while still in undergrad. I burnt out of photography and journalism by the time of my graduation in 2004, so I left the journalism world and photography all together. For Christmas 2015, nearly 11 years after putting the camera down, my wife bought me a new DSLR and encouraged me to pick up the hobby again. The hobby became an immediate obsession. Here is some of my work. I shoot with a strong preference for prime lenses. Keeping with my photojournalist beliefs, I make little to no alterations. On occasion I will make shadow or saturation adjustments, otherwise the images are unaltered. Today I shoot mostly with a Leica Rangefinder. The Leica M10-P and the Leica M Monochrome are my preferred cameras of choice.