When I was eighteen years old I dusted off my fathers' 35mm Vivitar camera and have wound down this photographic path ever since. My desire to immerse and document the natural world has always been at the heart of my work.
As much as I prefer to be outdoors, I've built a career in the movie business working mainly as a union 1st Camera Assistant. I've worked and collaborated with some amazing people on various jobs such as six seasons of NBC's Suits and Netflix's Umbrella Academy. I even had the sublime opportunity to work on Guillermo Del Toro's Oscar winning movie, The Shape of Water. For this, I am very grateful to be able to earn a living working with cameras. (FYI: my IMDB page is abysmally out of date, but end credits never lie!)
My personal work reflects my preferred state of attaining a calm, studious approach that I find fitting for large format landscape photography. The working methods are more meticulous, causing me to slow down and absorb my surroundings which often result in more expressive and powerful imagery. Plus I truly enjoy the limitations that such a format, and film in general, provide. I do believe that limitation is necessary to push the boundaries of what you can achieve within a given process. When options are unlimited it is easy to lose focus and wander via sloppy technique, at least for me.
Today I have retired my 35mm gear and use even bigger film cameras to get as much detail as possible of the landscape. Printed very large it feels like you are standing right where I stood when making the image. Sometimes I'll supplement my work with medium format cameras when necessary. They offer convenient roll film advantages, longer lenses, and speedier operation without compromising final print quality too much.
I hope these images inspire a passion for the outdoors. Today, more than ever, we need to tread carefully with our resource-obsessed culture, ensuring the planet can continue to show off its beauty for generations to come.
If you enjoy my work and want to help me continue to document and share my experiences, a donation of any size would be greatly appreciated.
Better yet, purchasing one of my prints achieves the same thing while you get to enjoy my work up close!