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About Me

Hello all. Or, as often voiced here in Texas, "Howdy Y'all!" I'm  David E James, David J on my website. My friends just call me DJ.

I joined the Navy right out of high school and set off to serve my country, see the world and continue my education. Little did I know that it would become my career. Now I’m a semi-retired, veteran that lives in the Fredericksburg, Texas, area. I was honored to contribute to our country for so many years; even with the physical challenges that came as a result; I would do it all again. I’m as patriotic as they come…faith, family and country are my core beliefs.

I grew up in the Dallas-Ft Worth area: Texan, through and through. When I was 5 years old, my mom gave me a very dated Kodak Brownie Box camera, and I was instantly hooked. Photography and art have been with me ever since. Post military I worked for a civilian DOD organization. In late 2015 I retired and set off to see and photograph America. After visiting many states and covering much of the country, I landed in the Texas Hill Country in early 2017.

Fredericksburg is an absolutely great place to call home!

I'm so grateful for each day and the opportunity it brings. Through the years, my heart-felt desire with photography  remains unchanged: to convey the beauty, wonder, and majesty of nature and also simple scenic subjects through my images; to do so in a way that connects with people emotionally.

I sincerely hope that my photos will inspire and encourage you, bring a smile, improve a stressful day, perhaps rekindle happy memories, and will always give a newfound appreciation for creation and a simpler way of life. I greatly appreciate your support!

God bless you all!

~ DJ

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