Nice to Meet You.
Like many proud Texans, John Spaulding got here as soon as he could.
Texas has flowed through my veins since moving here in the infamous summer of 1980.
Ever been in Houston with the temperature at 106 degrees and humidity of 85 percent? Since that didn't make me skedaddle back to Chicago, I must have passed the almost-native Texan test.
Speaking of native, my wife has been with me for this journey of more than 30 years, and I want to credit this fifth-generation Texan with much of my inspiration along the way.
I've traveled the state from El Paso to Texarkana, from Pampa to Brownsville, and I focus on the people behind the story.
I believe firmly that to move forward, we need to know where we've been; I add context by highlighting local history.
As an avid naturalist, I have a love of the flora and fauna making Texas unique. In addition, many years of photographing the state's places and faces have taught me that one second's snap can tell the story better than words. My photos have appeared in publications from neighborhood to national.
If you share my passion for Texas, come along for the ride!
Contact John here.