I have always been fascinated by cameras--from the pinhole type to antique film bodies. My father's Argus C4, the Brick, was the first I remember experimenting with, and that led to plenty of Kodak instamatics throughout my childhood. The development process of Dad's Polaroid Swinger was also fascinating to me. My images weren't very good, but magically transferring light and shadow to film was just too cool.
I was mostly a snapshooter until I got my first film SLR pretty late in life. In fact, that led to the first time in the darkroom for me, and it was also then that I began to really develop a passion for the art of the image. My first DSLR was a Nikon D100 that I shot with for many years, and I have to admit that simply making a lot of images really helped my skills progress.
Heavy involvement in sports throughout my life led my wife to pass along an opportunity to shoot high school sports in 2012. I love shooting action, and I found that I was drawn more to sports images that show emotion. That could be from a celebration after a score or from the pain of an injury. The images that resonate with me the most are the ones that capture something other than the run, the pass, the shot. They usually come after the goal line is crossed, after the tape is broken, and after the buzzer sounds.
The more exposure I had to those emotions, the more I wanted to try to capture human expression in other forms, too, and that has led me to pursue drama, dance, and portrait photography. Remarkably, those endeavors are not unlike sports in the participants' relentless pursuit of excellence, hard work and dedication to craft.
Recently,, I was honored to be selected as a finalist in Best Of Loudoun 2020, again in 2021, and in the top five in 2022. This recognition is especially important to me because it comes through votes from the local communities I serve. The moment an image resonates with an athlete or a client is what it's all about to me.
Thank you for visiting my web site. If you have a need for performance photography or related portraiture I look forward to hearing from you.