"I think aesthetically recording spontaneous action, rather than carefully posing a picture, is the most valid and expressive use of photography,"
I was born in California but raised in Michigan. Returning to the West Coast after my time in the midwest instilled a unique perspective in how I photograph my clients.
The lessons I learned from attending film school at Saddleback College have had a major influence in shaping my shooting style. Focusing on directing and cinematography allowed me to transition those skills into a photographic medium and apply a lot of the same techniques. Capturing a sense of emotion in my photographs is the main priority.
Major influences include Stanley Kubrick, Harry Benson, William Eggleston, Terry Richardson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Mullins, Richard Kern, Steven Spielberg, Fede Alvarez, Christopher Nolan and Thomas Wesley Pentz.
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