My photography started in 1953, at the age of 11, when my parents took the family to downtown Waco, Texas, to view the damage done by the massive tornado that hit the city killing 114 people and injuring close to one thousand. Armed with my Brownie box camera, I took the images that helped me become hooked on photography in a way that has lasted to this day. I still maintain a full working darkroom and process and print all my own work. I specialize strictly in Black and White, and although I have taken some color long ago and printed it, I have never had any real interest in that process. My photography centers around two major areas: Cave and outdoor photography, and photography of Waco, Texas, as an amateur historian of Waco's past and present.