Perhaps it began with those first early morning rays spilling across a golden landscape on a road trip to Montana. As a young boy from California, I picked up my dad's camera from the floor of the '71 VW Bus and rolled down the window. Buffeting against the wind and chill to focus the lens, I hoped to capture the wonder, the magnificence of the distant plains, hills and mountains before I missed that quality of light that had me in awe. Satisfaction was NOT instant as the film would not be processed until a few thousand miles and 10 days later upon my return to California. Perhaps my love for light was already in my DNA… influenced by the "eye" of my art director father, my mother's creativity, and my grandparents' joy, optimism for life, and passion for adventure and travel.
Embedded in my very fiber, I share the legacy of these gifts with my children. My education in photography began by visiting sets and locations with my dad and then working with one of the premier automotive photographers while in high school. Earning my BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design, I began my career among advertising agencies and design firms honing my skills specifically in automotive photography. As the business has evolved, so has my knowledge, technique, and methods of execution. My spectrum of client projects include automotive, landscape, product, lifestyle, architecture, and CGI backgrounds and captures. My experience with productions of all sizes has given me a unique understanding on the needs of both the agency and client, and has refined my skills in the developments of film manipulation, digital imaging and output, HDR images, and Photoshop.
Some of the locations I have had the opportunity to build memories at include France, England, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia, and countless other regions. Logging many miles in the air and yet more by car, I continue to explore the many unique corners and diverse change of scenery here in “the States”. I remain hopeful that if I can get my kids to look out the window and put down the iPads for a second, they too may witness that grandeur and continue the legacy with love for light.