A little bit about me
I can’t say I have followed the traditional path of becoming a photographer. I was handed my first camera, a 35 mm, during a military deployment in the early ’80s and basically told to learn how to use it. Luckily, I was able to get it open to make sure it had film and a charged battery! But within a short time, I realized that seeing the world from behind the camera was where I would always want to be.
After leaving the military, I spent several years in Cincinnati, OH shooting everything from weddings to commercial covers. I was advised to focus on practical experience and learning from experts in the field rather than sitting in the classroom. It was some of the best advice I have ever followed as the opportunities to shoot have taken me from the Million Man March in Washington, DC to war-torn Afghanistan. In between, I have enjoyed capturing brides on their wedding day, surfers on the North Shore of Oahu, and the pitcher’s mound of the Cincinnati Reds’ ballpark. My personal travels have lent themselves to my passion for photojournalism as I have visited over 35 countries on 4 continents. Currently, I live in Zurich, Switzerland and have been able to add significantly to my portfolio as a result.
In the end, I believe it all comes down to getting the best shot, at just the right moment. My philosophy is one of patience, keen observance, and quick reaction rather than “orchestrating” a scene or event. In my experience, the best memories I capture for my clients happen when I shoot the most unexpected, completely genuine, fully present moment for them. Take a look at my gallery and you will see those moments captured for years to come.