DS, is the founder of Mind’s Eye Photography, which was started in 2001, it Aiken, SC, and he is a member of Aiken Artist Guild, Art Association of Ridge Spring, the North Augusta Artist Guild. He is also a juried member for 21 years at the "South Carolina Artisans Center", that has been designated as "The Official Folk Art and Craft center of South Carolina" in 1998 by our state legislators, and a Juried member in the "Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta" as well as a juried artist of the Aiken Center fr the Arts.
DS, is in his Fourth career, now as a self taught photographer, after being a mechanical engineer, an automobile dealer, and a real estate broker. All during these times he was still pursuing the field of photography, that he discovered and loved during his time In the Navy during the Vietnam war. He is often referred to as a “Landscape Photographer” but has explored many other genres of photography including, Street Photography, Abstract Photography, & Travel Photography, but the love of just creating the image is what really motivates him to continue the quest to capture a moment in time. He believes that the “Art Of Seeing” is the key ingredient of any good photographer,
and also believes that this ability can be learned.
He has been honored with winning 64 awards, and has been selected 4 timesfor the “Artist- In-Residence” program by the South Carolina State Parks.
His work is on permanent display at the Aiken County government building and many S.C. State Parks, and also many private collections, plus he has been published both in the US and internationally.
• South Carolina Rural Health
• Aiken's Band "Anybody's Guess"
• Talatha Baptish Church
• Art Associations of Ridge Spring
• Aiken County Government
• City Of Aiken, SC
• Aiken Tourism Board
• Gaston Livery Stables
• Aiken Homes & Lifestyle Magazine
• GASTON LIVERY STABLE CALENDAR
• S.C.WILDLIFE CALENDAR
• SRP Federal Credit Union CALENDAR
• COVER OF "VISIT AIKEN" MAGAZINE
• USA TODAY web site
• British mag. "Practical Photography"
• South Carolina Wildlife Magazine