It all started, I think, from the travel I did as a kid - that is to say my obsession with people, their cultures, and what makes them tick. Bouncing around the world in a military family gave me a pretty unique outlook on how people work and why the world goes round. By the time I was 15 I was more traveled than most Americans, and at some point I was handed a 1970s Pentax K1000. From there, it’s history…well, mostly.
My path thus far has veered in some interesting directions to be sure. The rundown: I have a degree in physics. I’ve worked for Nobel Prize winners and Pulitzer Prize winners. I’ve spent months at a time working onboard a ship in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea. I’ve called at least 12 cities home. When people ask, I say I’m from Seattle. I’ve lived in Colorado for 10 years and it’s had it’s effect on me - I ski, bike, climb, and hike. I have a cool dog named Chase. I listen to music for inspiration and I shoot pictures constantly.
Ask me about my photography and I’ll tell you my goal is to produce powerful and beautiful images that not only tell a meaningful story, but are authentic. To reach that level of authenticity I have to be fresh, innovative, and hard working in every aspect of the job. Sometimes that means rigging myself high above the ground between two trees, hanging out of the back of a speeding pickup truck, or just taking the extra time needed to connect with my subjects. I love what I do and push constantly to deliver real images that speak more to experiences than appearances.
Photo by Miguel De Leon