Photographer + Director
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Q: What song do you play on repeat?
A: "If It Takes a Lifetime" by Jason Isbell.
Q: What's the best way to start the day?
A: Eating cereal with my sons.
Q: What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to?
A: Getting followers on social media.
Q: What are some things you had to unlearn?
A: The idea that social media was a fad that would soon go away.
Q: What fictional place would you most like to go?
A: Some of those new Zoom backgrounds look pretty cool.
Q: What have you only recently formed an opinion about?
A: Heirloom tomato varieties.
Q: What book impacted you the most?
A: The Gourmet Cookbook by Ruth Reichl.
Q: What risks are worth taking?
A: Planting a garden from seed. Self employment. Publishing new work.
Q: What do you spend the most time thinking about?
A: How to purchase a house in SoCal.
Q: Best and worst advice you've ever received.
A: Best: "Join ASMP and be active locally." This provided my introduction to commercial photography through all of the friends I made and the assisting gigs that started flowing in. 2nd Best: "When in doubt, throw it out. Worst: "If you see someone crying, ask if it because of their haircut."
Q: How has your work evolved over the past few years? A: I feel that I've gained the versatility to shoot what is needed by the client or project while maintaining a style consistent with my personal work.
Q: One thing you can't show up to a shoot without - Besides a camera ;)
A: My photo assistant.