my story


I’m a Seattle native where I work as a software engineer (like everyone else in this town) so I’m not sure if I am allowed to call myself a “photographer” but I love photography and have been shooting since I was 9-years-old.  My story up to this point has been a little less conventional but it’s taken me around the world and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve been to 23 counties, lived in three and met some of the most amazing people along the way; and almost always with a camera by my side.

My first camera was a Canon Rebel that took film and (even as the overly-serious, brooding 9-year-old that I was…) I’ve always been fascinated in trying to capture the summary of a moment. Of course I am not the first person to try and articulate exactly what it is about photographs that can evoke so much inside of us but speaking personally, its the way that photos allow you to invite others into your own experience of a moment; this unusual medium for intimacy somehow not destroyed when shared with strangers. All pretentious bullshit aside, I really do believe there is something profound hiding within every scene; and then some deep need in me to capture it.

The majority of my work is landscapes and portraits but I have recently ventured into a certain shade of boudoir (less the classic, overtly sexual boudoir but instead something more subtle and even editorial). To be honest I just try my best to just vibe with the moment and let the subject make the shot - I let he or she go to wherever they feel most “them” and then just capture it; many of my favorite shots were complete surprises. If you’re curious (and you’re reading this, so you likely are) these days I still shoot Canon and mostly with my trusty 5D mk II; except for the more dangerous/adventure shoots where a missed footing may have to decide between me or my camera…then I shoot on my 6D mkII.

tldr; if you're a model or a photographer or even if you're neither and just wanna go on a hike and see some views - dm me.

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