“I started out as a kid with a camera.”
I am a photographer, producer, editor and writer with over 20 years of experience. In the 90’s I started out as a kid with a camera wandering the streets of Daytona Beach pretending I was Henri Cartier-Bresson. In 2000 I was introduced to the world of video journalism and began my career with CNN. I fell in love with storytelling and using whatever medium was necessary to tell stories. In 2002 I was told by one of my CNN heroes that I should learn how to edit. He handed me a laptop loaded with Final Cut Pro and it was over. I learned how to edit and realized that I now had control of every aspect of telling a story.
Now my work has spanned the globe, capturing compelling digital media content, interviewing and producing stories about some of the world's most innovative thinkers, entertainers, musicians and idea makers.
“Film is my journal”
Encountering an interesting scene, making a photograph and understanding the unique process between light and the decisive moment is the most meaningful kind of art to me.
I still believe in film and feel that there is a magical quality to it which can not be duplicated digitally. I also believe that a true black and white photograph is much a piece of art as a canvas covered in paint. Walking around with my camera and stopping certain scenes it in a split second is like my zen meditation.
For me, I look at one of my photographs and remember everything that was going on at that moment. What the it smelled like, the sounds, the temperature and exactly what I was feeling at that moment. In a way it is like the film is my journal and my camera is my pencil.