Collecting stories is no different than collecting anything else. I just happen to like freezing time. As a father and husband, collecting stories we make as a family makes me embrace this form of art and realize how important it is to me. I want to offer other people the same feelings and stories and collections of their own. When we're all gone what will be left?
I discovered photography as a teenager documenting my friends and I playing punk bands, traveling to skateparks, and riding BMX bikes in the woods. I knew these wild, crazy, and beautiful times needed to be remembered so I would have a disposable camera with me everywhere I went. I wasn't trying to make great photographs but just purely documenting the cool stuff we were doing. It just became very natural to me.
My professional career was jump started when I worked for IKEA. I transferred from Pittsburgh to Tampa, FL to train new employees and open their new store. I worked in customer services, installing displays, and operating forklifts. Eventually the PR team invited me to start photographing their events and it was all over from there. I'm a jack of all trades but photography always came out as the winner. I like to think I got lucky finding my calling this easy but I also work HARD everyday to better myself and my skills for my family and my clients to not only accomplish expectations but to exceed them.
Creating powerful imagery.
My goal in photography is for you to remember how that day felt, not just how it looked. No Pinterest boards or shot list here, just real genuine moments of your unique selves, family, and friends spending time together. It's the celebration of the connection that is already there but also the beginning of many many more memories together. There will be times we will guide you along but we prefer to create an environment where you can truly be yourselves and magical moments happen naturally. And that, I believe, is how the best art is made.