It all began in high school. Wanting to be in the same (commercial art) class as all my friends on the soccer team, I hustled the teacher into believing I was really interested in photography, since I couldn't draw or paint to save my life. But like so many, I fell in love with the darkroom. Cut to a few years later, after I graduated high school, quit college, quit the bands I was playing in, I took up assisting commercial photographers full-time in Nashville, TN. A move to Los Angeles came when I was 21 where I began assisting (and later producing) for world renowned entertainment, fashion and advertising photographers (Frank Ockenfels, Philip Dixon, Peggy Sirota, Diego Uchitel, Nels Isrealson, Matthew Rolston to name a small few). In my late-20's I moved back to Nashville and began a long career of shooting for entertainment, editorial and advertising clients. In 2012 I was invited to NYC to help run the Amazon Fashion studio in Williamsburg (but more about that in the consulting pages here, and here). My shooting client list included: Playstation, Amazon, AT&T, Target, CSX Railways, Vanderbilt Heart, Lifetime TV, Time, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Playboy, Essence, USA Weekend, O Magazine, Bon Appetit, Newsweek, Kiplinger's, House & Garden, Country Weekly, Bicycling Magazine, People, Sony Records, Universal Music Group, BMG Music Group, RCA Records, Warner Bros. Records, Word Records, Nettwerk America, Compass Records, Big Machine Records, MCA Records, Mercury Records, EMI Music Group, DreamWorks Records, Lost Highway Records, TriStar Pictures, Getty Images,
Jupiter Images, FoodPix, and Workbook Stock.