My photography style started developing early on while shooting on the streets of Chicago, Cincinnati and Portland, Oregon. Back then, street photography wasn’t popular or even know by most. My love for documentary photography grew even more because of the influence of two of my photo professors, Gary Monroe and Eric Breitenbach. I was not only exposed to their remarkable work, but they also opened up to me a world of renowned documentary photographers like Garry Winogrand, Eugene Richards, Lee Friedlander and Joel Meyerowitz, just to name a few.
After photo school, I started my career as a photojournalist in the early 90’s, and continued in it for more than 20 years. During that time, I was a staff photojournalist at four different daily newspapers, working for prominent publishing companies like The New York Times, Knight-Ridder and Cox Media. I became a freelance photographer in 2006, and began working for such clients as the Associated Press, Reuters, The New York Times, ESPN as well as many other magazines, newspapers, wire services and photo agencies. During my career, I’ve covered just about every major league sport, several U.S. president’s, disasters and just about every type of news story imaginable, and have thousands of published photos.
My background in documentary photography and photojournalism gives me a unique perspective for the advertising and commercial-based photography clients I’m shooting for now. I have been gifted with the innate ability to capture and create emotion and moments-in-time, that give a realistic edge to advertisements that people can quickly connect with. I’m based in South Florida but available for work worldwide.