My fascination with still and moving pictures began early on. Childhood afternoons were spent directing and shooting movies with friends in the swampy suburban outskirts of my neighborhood. My grandfather, an avid photographer himself, taught me composition and film editing. I obtained a degree in Visual Communications from the University of South Florida while concurrently acting as photo editor of the college newspaper and apprenticing with other commercial photographers. Since then, I have shot politicians, athletes, baggage handlers, clothing, fashion models, multi-million dollar homes, CEO's, kids, food, restaurants, hotels, casinos, actors, doctors, swat teams, mobsters and car dealers, in every conceivable way possible. Every photograph I take today is the culmination of hundreds of conscious and subconscious decisions made before, during and after the actual capture, guided by my life's experiences, intuition and technical knowledge. Over the years, I have won numerous local, national and international awards including most recently a Platinum Graphis.
I am a father, husband, do-it-yourselfer, competitive ultimate Frisbee player, former boy scout leader and youth coach. I eat scrambled eggs every morning laid by my own chickens. I share my time between Tampa, FL and a primitive cabin in the mountains of Western North Carolina. You can see the early stages of my never-ending building progress here. I would also suggest checking out our Instagram feed here.
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