I have a pretty simple philosophy, make the most beautiful and compelling pictures I can. I never stop getting exited when all the pieces come together, like a kid on Christmas morning
I'm forever persuing ( perhaps foolishly ) something lasting and authentic, something slightly above and beyond, maybe even, dare I say it ... timeless and ineffable.
Beauty, power and grace are buzz words for me.
I truly enjoy genuine human connection and the creative collaboration involved in making meaningful pictures; Images that engage viewers and allow them a glimse into the world of the subject. I hope to stimulate curiosity, raise a few questions
Its been said beauty is truth... I love this
I am obsessed with the outdoors and nature
Mountain biking, climbing, surfing, skiing... anything that involves playing with the elements. When I was a kid I wanted to be a great mountain climber ... As I got older It dawned on me that I wasn’t gifted with the huevos
I'm much too busy with work and my wife and two beautiful daughters anyway
What a gift!
When I got out of art school, I landed my first photo job as a photo assistant in San Francisco, after really slow start things began to take off. I found my self traveling the country and the globe lighting for some of the genuine photographic legends of our time
The work involved all types of photography as well as cinematography; advertising, automotive, celebrity portraiture and fashion; Travel documentary for National Geographic with exotic animals
I couldn’t have dreamt for better training, I had some incredible experiences and the opportunity to meet and work with some truly amazing people ...
A few stories that come to mind.
The half a day spent in a cramped Universal back lot studio with Frank Sinatra, watching his mood morph from reluctant and gruff to something almost amenable, Yes, I’ve shaken the hand of the man; Praying to keep my breakfast down while setting up for landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier, in ridiculously violent turbulence; Holding the preserved BRAIN of a Minnesota nun.... In my hands! That was really weird ; Crouching, in a very subservient way, so close to a 400lb tiger that I could feel the humidity of its warm, meat perfumed breath on the side of my face.
What does this have to do with anything? It sure molded me; I’ve learned A lot about creative collaboration and problem solving; working with diverse groups of people; making and producing great imagery; And even something about humility and gratitude ...
Its a big broad world… As a photographer I'd like to do my tiny part to bring it a little closer together
GM Master Card
UCLA Medical Center
Macy's Department Stores
Art Center College of Design Pasadena Ca.
Alberta College of Art and Design Calgary Canada
Los Angeles Center for Photography Los Angeles Ca.