About Ted I'm a photographer based in Austin, Texas. I grew up watching slide shows of my father's travels. He went around the world in the 60's shooting slides with a Pentax Spotmatic. It later became my first camera. I loved the intense colors in the slides of the Taj Mahal, Kathmandu prayer flags, and a French colonial hospital that was overrun during the Tet offensive in South Vietnam. Yellow to start with, the hospital literally looked like Swiss cheese after it was retaken. Exotic tales of faraway places told over the hum of the slide projector's fan teased my interests, so I learned to shoot and process Plus-X and Tri-X in high school. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a journalism degree and a minor in rugby. Later I earned a Masters of Arts in communications from The University of Texas at Austin. I attended the Eddie Adams workshop, Barnstorm X, and never will forget seeing Eddie welcoming us as we walked up the hill to the barn. I worked for over a decade as a photojournalist for several newspapers, and my photos won awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Communication Arts and Stern Magazine. Later, I learned about politics when I worked for the Texas House of Representatives as a staff photographer for seven years. When I'm not on assignment, I love fly fishing, riding horses and photographing in the American west. I lived in Ireland briefly, wear cowboy boots constantly, am a pretty good two-stepper and make great migas.