I'm just a visual artist that truly loves creating for emotion; still images and motion pieces that tell a story. It's really pretty simple.
I began my career shooting for newspapers and news services so you could say I have a documentary-style background. I used to love creating photo essays for the publications I shot for and I respect those shooters tremendously but I always dreamed of the more directed approach to what I was creating visually.
When I'm fortunate to receive the starting conversation for a project, I find myself "canon-balling" into the pool with ideas and scenarios and diagrams and storyboards and drawings although I suck at drawing, it's more like stick-figures with lots of words around them......! The true excitement comes when the piece and vision is finalized.
Whether we get the time to chat with our subjects or if it's right down to business I attempt to break the ice and find connections with my subjects and bring them to a comfortable ease so their true soul will shine through.
In regards to the creative process I am the primary photographer/filmmaker, producer & director. Our studio has full production capabilities for filming, DP and editing as well.
I find myself, as a story-teller, if I am creating, I am happy.