A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
As a visual, multi-media artist, I am excited about each opportunity to collaborate with my clients on creative projects. There is always a unique story to be told. A unique perspective to find. Sometimes it’s told in the format of a location shot or an elaborate set. And sometimes it’s told in the intimacy of a subject’s eyes and expression. Sometimes with a still frame, and sometimes with motion.
I am often asked by clients to capture these stories in a matter of minutes. Sometimes in the intimacy of a studio, but also frequently working in conjunction with a TV or film shoot. In fact, many of my assignments start with the sentence “We only have 5 minutes with the subject... and they hate having their picture taken.”
Ongoing study of acting and directing has strengthened my ability to work effectively with a wide range of subjects, from celebrities to real people. I took many of those principles and developed The Five-Minute Portrait, a workshop I taught at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and the PhotoExpo East, based upon my techniques and preparation for these challenging situations. With the growth of multi-media and social media advertising, I find myself frequently producing and shooting motion components in conjunction with my still shoots.
When not traveling or working on the other coast, I love to spend free time in New York City with my wife, Natalie, our daughters Abel and Ona, and our wiggly pit bull Emma.