It started at 8, when my mom gave me her old Instamatic and I began a series of increasingly elaborate shots of my Star Wars figures. A decade after shooting Chewbacca dangling from dental floss over Darth and his stormtroopers, I wound up in the only place in America where this behavior is considered normal. Film school. A short was well received at festivals and I found myself directing second units (sunsets and cars) for B-movie king Roger Corman.

I got lucky and directed two features. Both won big awards at small film festivals. My second, Simple Revenge (trailer) premiered on Lifetime and went on to worldwide distribution. All seemed to be going eerily well, but as I continued to wade through the Hollywood development swamp, suddenly trying to attach lesser Baldwins to lesser projects, I realized just how much I missed that simple act of looking through the viewfinder, releasing the shutter, and grabbing a moment.

I'm especially captivated the diverse culture of Southern California. My photographs are way for me to observe and reflect that incredibly vibrant culture and hopefully present it in a unique way that people respond to. One thing I’ll definitely never tire of is the expression on someone’s face the first time they see a finished version of a great shot we got together. I'm available for portraiture (pets too!), sports, wedding, and fashion work. Thank you for checking out my work.