- Every photographer has a "Vision", what is yours?
I'm passionate about creating images that make people stop and take a closer look. I strive to create an appeal in my images that will help propel a brand to the forefront of its market corner. I believe in pushing the creative envelope while creating some jaw dropping images. A client really needs to put their best foot forward with any imagery they release to the public, I make it my goal to see to it that the images I create on their behalf are nothing less than exactly that.
- How did you start taking pictures?
"I got into photography because it fit into my schedule..." That is the most honest reasoning I can give as to why I decided to pick up a camera in the first place. It all started sophomore year of college in South Carolina. I had room in my schedule for an extra class and Introduction to Black and White Photography seemed to fit perfectly.
- What made you continue?
I ended up falling head over heels for the whole process actually. After taking as many of the other photo courses as I could fit into my schedule I caught wind of a very prestigious photography school in Paris that was offering a masters program. I applied and was ecstatic when I received word I'd been accepted.
- What would you recommend other young aspiring photographers do?
Once I returned home form Paris I almost immediately went to work interning for a lifestyle photographer in New York. I learned quite a bit about what it takes to be a photographer in the real world outside of the classroom. It took a couple of days to find someone whose work differed enough from my own but was close enough that I could learn from. I tried extremely hard to offer up any kind of knowledge I'd gained to help her projects become as successful as possible so that I could learn as much as possible.
- How did you find your first big job?
Personally I consider all of my jobs "big", even if the shots are just for my own personal use. However my first big job by anyone's standards was for the newly built Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, NY. I'd just returned from school in Paris when I got offered this job to shoot pizza for a local restaurant and the photos were to be used by the Barclay's center to promote their in arena sales. Everyone has an in, whether it be photographing friends or starting a blog of your daily activities and putting an interesting spin on life through your photos. It's all about your audience.
- What are you doing now?
Right now I am freelancing, working on personal projects, and adventuring when I have the time.
- Where are you located?
I live and work in the greater New York City area but traveling is in my blood. I live for new adventures.