Photographer / Director
We need a sense of purpose to get out of bed in the morning and each other to get by. I tell those stories. Why is a huge word for me. What trauma, ghosts, luck, inspiration brought you here? With who or where? I guide real people and pro talent to share a story (some real, some not). If it’s emotionally true, you feel it. We connect. That’s the good stuff.
I’m a former suburban dad who raised two daughters and a few dogs in California. Thrived in the buzzsaw of our house, work, school and elite sports lives. Lost my mom to a long term illness. Lost good people to the politics of divorce. Moved to Manhattan for love and a second marriage. My story has high’s and lows and scratched up messy moments by the bucket.
This is exactly what I shoot… LIFE. But here’s the thing, a newspaper version can be truthful but cold. Sometimes a novel works better to capture the mood. Half my portfolio is real people, the other half pro talent, yet it feels the same.
Blended content: I’m a Director and have a completed 93 min feature length documentary called ISHues. Six years shooting with homeless youth in Hollywood. My stills have always been more quiet and cinematic.. so now I’m thriving in doing both.
There’s a deeper dive to all this on my website. Production is an odd unicorn of a business. It’s a gift to do this. I hope to see you on the road soon.