JD Lockerby, a South Florida Native and self-taught photographer who spent his childhood years primarily outdoors exploring the area swamps and woods that make up South Florida, while learning valuable life lessons that only the Great Outdoors can teach. After graduation, and a desire to experience big city life, he moved to Nashville TN. 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, escaping the noise, lights, and congestion of big city life where he explored the Great Smokey Mountains and surrounding areas in his free time before joining the US Air Force. While serving as an Air Crew Member on board an AWACS, he was able to experience the rich American History and outdoors that the Great Plains of Oklahoma and the American West Had to offer as well as some overseas locations as well. After his enlistment, armed with drive and determination and a renewed appreciation of nature, the roots of living life in a small town, the sights and sounds of South Florida called him back home once again where he started a new chapter in his life. Capturing in photographs, the flora and fauna that molded him into the man he is today and the inception of Broken Branch Photography.