started my professional photography career in 1990 in the Houston Postâ€™s advertising department. In 1993, I moved to New York City to study at the International Center of Photography. While in New York, I was picked up as a contract photographer by the Black Star photo agency and continue to shoot for them today. In 1996, I took a job as chief photographer at the Southwest Daily Times in Liberal, Kansas. The following year, I moved to The Facts, a daily newspaper south of Houston. I was named chief photographer in 2000 and was there until April of 2005, when I accepted a staff photography position at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.