I bring thirty years of problem solving across multiple creative disciplines to our collaboration. A professional drummer since age 15 and graduate of the Berklee College of Music’s Production & Engineering degree program, I made records for a living for the better part of 20 years at pedigreed recording facilities like Criteria Studios in Miami, and Battery, Sony, and Hit Factory in New York, before picking up a Holga and learning and exploring photography from the ground up.
Yes, I came to photography through a Holga!
I’m also nerd enough that I love planning meticulously for every aspect of a shoot to make sure we get what we came for. I love that every day is different. I love balancing light and shadow. I love when a client sees an image on the monitor and says "that's the stuff." Hard, creative work should be fun and I try to embody that on set.
The fact we’re inundated with pictures 24/7 means we have to speak up, so let's have just the right combination of aesthetic beauty, technical prowess, and authenticity be our megaphone. These are the variables of every project.
Planning and executing a photo shoot puts us at the confluence of art and tech and commerce; that's heady stuff, in my opinion, so I always try to keep in sight that a pretty picture isn’t necessarily the goal of our work, but rather a byproduct. Our ultimate aim is to make the viewer think, feel, act… our aim is to move them! Whether for a cause, or for a sale, or simply for art’s sake, we’re speaking to the viewer with our images, so let’s speak clearly.
Based in central Virginia with my beautiful, brilliant wife of 24 years, our two amazing teenagers, and a sweet little rescue pointer named Princess, I love cooking, but usually wreck the kitchen doing it, and still play gigs most weekends.
This is me.
I want to hear about you.
Ready to talk about your project?