I was born in Rochester, New York, the home of Kodak Cameras and Film, to a photographer father and a mother who worked in advertising. I grew up the unwilling assistant to my dad; helping load film, set lights and carrying heavy equipment in and out of studios. It was in those formative moments that I told myself I was NEVER going to be a photographer. After all, what 12 year old wants to do what their parent does? Fast forward to having tried multiple majors at multiple schools, I wound up with a camera back in my hands, telling visual stories.
Photography is the best thing that has ever happened to me. It helped me to interpret my world, brought me to far flung destinations and introduced me to my beautiful wife. Telling stories is how I hope to spend the rest of my life.
I've been lucky to work for great brands and amazing people. I hope we get to collaborate to make something special.
P.S. In the picture on the right I ripped my pants climbing up onto the girder I'm sitting on (my hands are placed very strategically). But I love this picture because it embodies the spirit of how I like to create - go for the unexpected, embrace the challenge, and if you rip your pants at least you got a great photo out of it.