From when I made my first pin hole camera in high school, and waited patiently for the paper to develop a badly exposed picture of a school bus, I knew photography had a special place in my heart. I even remember staying after school many times to develop my film and make prints. That’s saying a lot, coming from a football player that lived in the weight room and practice fields during high school. Photography even made it easier for me to quit football at the University of North Carolina. After all, there is only so much time in the day to take photos for class and the newspaper, or get yelled at by coaches on the field or in meetings (my knee also made it easier to move on from football).
I also have an obsession with sharks and the oceans they call home. Watching Jaws a million times while growing up definitely reinforced that love. I am a fish at heart, and love being in the water interacting with the bountiful life in the oceans.
Fueled by those passions, I moved to California in 2005 to pursue a career in commercial and underwater photography. After graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, I moved to Los Angeles, where I continued my training working for some renowned photographers from around the country for 4 years. Now I am on my own and loving it. I specialize in action, portraiture, and underwater photography. I shoot stills for a variety of clients and film for production companies that need cameramen.
I am always up for assignment work, editorial, client direct, or through agencies. Please take a look at my portfolios and feel free to ask anything. Enjoy!