I am a photographer, producer, editor and writer with over 20 years of experience. I have had the amazing opportunity to produce stories about some of the most innovative thinkers, entertainers, musicians and idea makers of my time.
“I was just a kid with a camera.”
In the mid 90’s I was just a kid with a camera. I would wander the streets of Daytona Beach, Florida pretending I was Henri Cartier-Bresson. It was during this time that I gained an appreciation for trying to capture “decisive moments”. I was also working as a freelance photographer for several different newspapers around Florida and trying to figure out how I could turn photography into a career.
In 2000 I was introduced to the world of video production and began my career with CNN. I fell in love with storytelling and using anything and everything to tell stories. In 2002 I was told by one of my favorite CNN cameramen that I should learn how to edit. He gave me a laptop loaded with Final Cut Pro and it was over. I taught myself how to edit and realized that I now had control over every aspect of telling a story.
“Film is my journal”
For me, I look at one of my photographs and remember everything that was going on at that moment. The sounds, the smell, the temperature and exactly what I was feeling at that exact moment. In a way it’s like film is the journal and the camera is my pen.