my story

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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. Sadly, most photos I took during my travels were *lost simply because I never thought to save them (Lost meaning I lost track of the high-res originals one would need to put on a portfolio site like this however low-res versions exist scattered among various non-profit websites if you can find them). All of that to say this site only represents my work of the last three-ish years.

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. All pretentious bullshit aside, I really do believe there is something profound hiding in every scene and some deep need in me to capture that. And of course I am certainly not the first person to try and articulate exactly what it is about photographs that can evoke so much inside of us by capturing one of these scenes but speaking personally, its the way that photos allow you to invite others into your own experience of a moment; an unusual intimacy somehow not destroyed when shared with strangers.

I shoot landscapes, portraits and (as some have noted) I have recently ventured into a certain shade of boudoir (not boudoir in the classic sense of lingerie pinups and overtly sexual but a much more subtle, almost editorial mood). 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 haha.

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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