I'm insatiably curious.
I want to know all the stuff and share it.
I'm a storyteller.
I found the first home for my passion for visual storytelling as a photojournalist where I indulged daily in the indelible and undeniably visceral impact that authentic images have on the heart and soul. The skills I developed as a photojournalist - from making an immediate connection with people to working at a fast pace and meeting daily deadlines - serves me well with editorial, advertising and commercial clients. Regardless of the project, the thread of my work is building a bond with the viewer that establishes empathy for our shared experiences through bold images.
In addition to my two decades of photography experience, I have been an entrepreneur where I drove the strategy and business operations of the early stages of a small-scale ferry operation in San Francisco. I guided the startup phase to prepare the business for rapid growth. I used my organizational, goal oriented experience as a journalist and my fearless curiosity to dive into the unknown and find success. This experience gave me invaluable insight into the client's perspective when they have a lot riding on each shoot. I do more than make compelling images, I contribute on a strategic level to ensure each project stays focused on our immediate goals.
I like to think I have a healthy balance of right and left brain thinking. I'm able to push the envelope when the creative challenge calls for it while at the same time staying mindful of a client's needs, the creative brief and the budget.
I live in Philadelphia with my wife, two kids and rescue puppy and work everywhere but I also work local in my hometown, Dallas, TX.
MAJOR AWARDS & RECOGNITION
American Photography 31 (AI-AP) SELECTED Work
Art Director's Club of Philadelphia Best Lifestyle
Art Director's Club of Philadelphia Best Personal
Art Director's Club of Philadelphia Best in Show
Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography
World Press Photo, First Place, People in the News
POYi Community Awareness Award
POYi Best Use of Photography circ. 25,000 and under
POYi Picture Editing Series, Award of Excellence
Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Nominee
NPPA Region 5 Photographer of the Year
What They Say
I do think it was a huge ask for the limited time so thank you for sharing your talent and coming in and working on this with us. Everyone is very pleased with the work.
Barbara Chotiner, Graphic Design Manager. THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
I went through the shots with the team and everyone is thrilled. They look FANTASTIC, you got so much high energy and great color!!! Thanks for going the extra mile.
Laura Baer, Art Director. NJ MONTHLY
WOW! We are so impressed and want to hire you for every client :)))) You nailed it in every way: the people, the place, the fresh attitude.
– Amy Levi, President/Creative Director. STRADA
This brand has life because of your photography.
– Katie Mae Ward, Senior Account Manager. STRADA
You were able to capture a great assortment of seriousness and lightheartedness, which speaks directly to who they are and what we hope to represent through their new branding and website. Other law firms in their space (and beyond) are going to be envious when they see this photography.
– Taylor Wenner, Art Director. BRIAN COMMUNICATIONS
Your photography went such a long way in telling this very sensitive, compassionate story about what it means to be a social worker, and particularly what it means to be a social worker who is educated at Bryn Mawr College's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. It was a pleasure for Kismet Communications to partner with you.
– Rachel Beanland, APR, Principal. KISMET COMMUNICATIONS
I want to thank you for going the extra mile to capture the small town feel. Most photographers would have blown it off when circumstances did not present themselves.
– Jean Herr, Photography Editor, PACE Communications for Verizon Mobile