My fascination with photography and film began as kid when my parents handed me a Polaroid camera during a family vacation. I was hooked the moment I looked through the camera’s viewfinder. While in High School, I began studying art and photography taking pictures for the school newspaper. During that time, I gained experience with an established photographer as his apprentice with various duties including managing the darkroom. It was there, in that small darkroom where I first became knowledgeable of the fundamentals and history of traditional photography. I came into realization that I wanted to be a professional photographer. My dream led me to attend Columbia College, Chicago where I graduated with a degree in fine art, concentrating in Photography, Film and Graphic Design.
Just after graduation, I had an opportunity to work as a Professional Photojournalist in the Chicago area. There I had exposure to a variety of assignments related to current events, news, and local politics. Throughout that time, I developed an interest in shooting commercial and advertising photography. When an opening for an assistant job became available working inside a studio, I jumped at the chance. I was soon promoted to shooting. And worked for many of the city’s photo & design studios collaborating with other creative professionals on various assignments. During this experience I discovered my love of still life imagery. It fell right in line with my deep interest in design, lighting, color relationships and visual rhythm. I found that building images, rather than just taking them was my true passion. Whether it’s shooting a product or photographing people, I believe everything can be seen as a still life.
Sometimes I get obsessed in the simple, quiet beauty in things. I always try to tell a story in my images. I often gather my research and inspiration out of the photographic world in mediums such as fine art painting, sculpture, graphic design, and music.
I have nearly twenty years of experience both in print and motion picture, working in large production sets and on location. I am a conscientious partner and a reliable guide to my fellow artists and clients. I am interested in the collaborative process as much as the end results.
Other interests in my life are searching for new and fresh music to listen to, practicing yoga, cycling and the outdoors. I wish I had time to surf.
Always spending quality time with my family, I live in Los Angeles CA. with my Wife and Daughter.