I have been around photography for as long as I can remember. My parents always had a camera around, wether it was on vacations, or at family functions, or just on a hiking or camping trip, there was always someone taking pictures. So, as a curious kid I would often grab the camera and take my own pictures. I still remember the first time took a picture that i was really excited about. To be able to look at something a certain way and capture not only the way it looks, but the way it makes you feel, is really what drew me in.
For me, when someone looks at my photographs I want them to have an emotional response. Shock, Wonder, Happiness, Disgust, Sadness, Love, Awe... I want you to feel what I felt when that image was captured. I don't want you to say, "Oh, thats a nice picture." I want you to laugh, or cry, or smile, say, "What IS that?", or "WOW!". If it's just a nice picture then its missing something.
I rediscovered my love for photography in 2005 when I was touring Europe in a band called Drive By. It made me hungry to see more new places and to start really understanding how to capture the images I wanted to capture. I began reading and learning the basics of photography, understanding the relationship between shutter speed, aperture, and ISO/film speed. What "shallow depth of field" was, and how to creatively interpret my surroundings. I spent from 2004-2009 traveling and playing with Drive By. Each tour using my free time to explore and photograph everything, learning as much as i could about my camera as well as my photographic styling. As the band hit a rocky patch in 2009 I knew that I had to shift my focus from music to photography. Thankfully I have friends who happened to be able to help me out with that...so, in 2010, through what I can only describe as a little bit of Luck mixed with a lot of Fate, I began working for two incredible photographers. Christopher Kolk and Ricky Restiano. [for more info on them check out their websites. (christopherkolk.com & rickyrestiano.com)]
I have spent the last few years dedicated to my passion for photography, learning from my mentors, working with different people, and putting together my own portfolio cataloging my travels and creative visions. Please, enjoy how I see.
My art is as my life is, a work in progess... always changing, growing and exploring.
This is where I share my experiences and some of my favorite images that I have captured over the last 6 years, as well as all of the current projects I am working on. If you have any questions, or would like to hire me for a portrait or event please e-mail me at: email@example.com