The first thing you should know about me is that my only fear is mediocrity, and my approach to life and work is the same — full of humor, spontaneity and a lot of passion.
I've been photographing for 30 years, had the big commercial studio where we photographed everything from paint buckets to Grammy winning singers. Learned a heck of a lot about shooting in the process.
Moved out of the studio, bought a huge grip trailer — a la the movie industry — and take my gear wherever I want to shoot, mostly between Georgia and the Chesapeake Bay.
After years of shooting what I had to, I now focus on telling neat stories about neat people and celebrating femininity and intimacy.
I shoot digital and film depending on the project. 35 mm, medium format, 4x5 - I use them all.
Lighting is intuitive to me, but I don't like it overdone. Headlights, streetlights, candlelight, strobe lights, tungsten lights, all of the above - it works.
I've been a firefighter/EMT, delivered babies, run into burning buildings, had people die in my arms, breathed life back into people, flown planes, scuba dived, taken my sailboat to the Caribbean for a month, driven a big rig, and taught myself photography in my spare time.
I married an incredible woman who became my business partner/producer, have survived cancer, and don’t want to waste moment of my life.
I love shooting - would do it every day if I could. I hope they have to pry the camera out of my hands when I die.
Let’s get to work!