Throughout the world and throughout time there are stories to be told. Some are tales of heroics, love, fame, fortune, joy, sadness, war, politics. Everyone has a story, and I believe those stories make a difference when they are told. After struggling to find my voice through music and theater, I picked up a camera to record my travels with the Marine Corps. This was it, not just an artistic way to tell a story, but a way to experience it and understand it. An opportunity to capture what the world has to offer and show a glimpse of that to others. Photography has the ability to present events to the public eye, and create startling images that draw people in, in a way that words alone simply cannot do.