JD Lockerby, a South Florida Native and self-taught photographer who spent his childhood years outdoors exploring the area swamps and woods that make up South Florida, while learning the valuable life lessons that only the outdoors can teach. After graduation, a desire to experience big city life took hold and he moved to Nashville TN. After finding the glitz and glam of big city life was not all it was cracked up to be, he once again found himself in the familiar surroundings of the outdoors, where he explored the Great Smokey Mountains and surrounding areas before joining the US Air Force. While serving as an Air Crew Member on board an AWACS, he was able to experience all the American West Had to offer and a few overseas locations as well. After his enlistment, armed with drive and determination, plus a renewed appreciation of nature, his roots of living life in a small town called him back home to South Florida once again. Capturing in photographs, the flora and fauna that molded him into the man he is today and the inception of Broken Branch Photography.