A Little About Me

Me in Rome; bonus points if you can name the famous landmark about 100 yards to the left.  

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my portfolio.  At this point, I guess you are curious to know a little about me.  Well, lets start with the basics. 

I was first introduced to photography in 8th grade when I lucked into getting one of those "cameras where you can change lenses."  However, it was not until college, after being introduced to the view camera, that photography became a passion for me.  The complexity, additional controls, and slower process of a 4x5 really sucked me in, and transformed me into an obsessed hobbyist. 

After college, I started off as a high school math teacher but eventually figured out that was not for me.  So, three years later, I left teaching and went freelance with my photography.  At first, I was more of a generalist, but eventually decided to specialize in architecture and still life.

Now, a decade later, I have never looked back, my business is doing well, and I get to work with amazing people doing what I love.  Photography, for me, has evolved into creating clean, crisp but contrasty images with a natural feel, and lighting is what I most enjoy about the process. 

 

 

Now, what else?

My other half & I at (the real) Oktoberfest.  Don't ask which tent, don't remember; keep in mind those are one liter steins of beer. 

Aside from being a photographer, I am married to another photographer, who shoots food and beverage.  When we are not shooting or dealing with our businesses, we are traveling and have seen Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Bermuda together.  Australia and France are next on our short list. 

I also love to cook and try new restaurants.  Mexican and French are my go to cuisines.  I occasionally brew my own beer, mostly IPAs and Dubbels, and I am always willing to try someone else's latest batch, whether professional or home made. 

To to stay in shape, I am an avid cyclist and swimmer (freestyle and butterfly).