I was born in Southern California. I was raised in the city and the city raised me. San Diego is a dry place. A place of dreams. People all over the world dream of making their way here, while people here dream of leaving, dream of seasons, dream of snow. I was sixteen when I first picked up a camera. The age when good friends first start running off, beyond the desert, to live and adventure far from where they came from.
When I was old enough I ran off too, always with my camera at my side. I sailed boats in Oakland, sang on the streets of New Orleans, and cooked over a open fires in Vermont.
Eventually my travels led me toward education, and in 2015 I graduated with my Masters of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where I then served as a professor for 2 years. For me photography has been a method of cataloging the people I have met and loved, the floors I have slept on, the rooms I have cherished in all the various cities and small towns that I have called home. It is a way of making every sleepless night, every candlelit room, every mundane interaction amount to something.
My clients reach out to me because they want to be seen.
They’re not afraid of being vulnerable.
They trust themselves in front of my camera and trust me behind it, and together we create timeless, honest photographs that can last longer than we will.
I love putting a record on first thing in the morning.
i . . . VINYL RECORDS
I’m in constant pursuit of the perfect single-origin pour over.
ii . . . COFFEE
I love packing up my camera bag and heading out to explore the world as often as possible.
iii . . . ADVENTURE
The butter to my bread. I squeeze them onto literally everything.
iv . . . LEMONS
hosting a cocktail party is one of my favorite ways to bring friends together
v . . . SMALL GATHERINGS