How did I became interested in technology?
Through a mentor at the University of Texas summer science camp. His key lesson: how most discoveries arise just after the use of a new technology. I like discoveries.
What's my favorite technology and why?
Visualization tools that help in analysis of design problems and alternate solutions. In software development, the technologies that refine designs per constraints of specific devices.
How did I became interested in photography?
Through conversations with Don Phillips, pharmacist at Rexall Drug Store and seller of photographic equipment in my hometown, Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Don reviewed my attempts to learn a single lens reflex camera one summer, while I kept taking shots climbing in and out of beech nut trees. That was in between my college terms on the East Coast. Now I am refocused on photography as a recent retiree. I've been taking photos for a long time.
What's my favorite art subject and why?
I like to document and interpret nature — from shots that capture the beauty and energy of plant and animal species, to those that portray the energy of forces in nature. I enjoy finding the story in a composition, whether told by a spring ephemeral, a monumental waterfall, or interesting shapes I happen to see. I enjoy arranging elements that I find in nature, recording the process that adds my own mark of order in a landscape.
How did I became interested in architecture and design?
Through hours and hours of play as a kid with a set of Skyline building blocks. I was doing Bauhaus cathedrals at the age of 8.
What's my favorite architectural subject and why?
Residences. Because we get to eat, sleep, and play in them. Because solving problems for residential clients is a joy.