I really don't like About pages on websites. Mostly because they often sound like self-inflating, ego-babble. But you want to know something about me, so let me try and do that without sounding like I like myself too much.
I'm a commercial and editorial photographer who shoots everything from burgers to blacksmiths, CEOs to ad campaigns.
I often describe myself as a generalist behind the camera, which means I’ve got the ability and experience to comfortably execute a wide range of assignment work. I'm proficient with off-camera lighting, and have a style that's dramatic, vibrant, textured, and rustic.
I’ve had kind of a nomadic work background (including work as a minister, forester, meat-cutter, photojournalist, and digital archivist). That variety enables me to understand and relate to people in all walks of life. I combine a strong attention to detail with a caring sensitivity that puts people at ease. This enables my shoots to be both productive and fun.
My ideal clients are laid-back, fun, creative, and authentic. My goal is to find what a client is passionate about and work with them to convey their passions to their target audience in a way that's engaging and authentic.
Can you trust me for your project? Yep. Here's why: As a photojournalist, I’ve been sent into all kinds of places to photograph all kinds of people in all kinds of (mostly bad) light, and had to figure out how to make something nice. That’s made me a pretty good problem-solver. I’ve helped a global non-profit create images for an online catalog and portraits for an editorial piece. I've walked along streets in cities like Aberdeen, Mexico City, and Abilene, listening to the stories of street kids, business people, and ex-cons.
These are the experiences I bring to your project. You tell me what you need and when you need it and I'll work my butt off for you.
I’ve been happily married to my wife LaCresha for 22 years. Our 21 year old son Nathan is currently in college preparing for a career in the music industry, and our geriatric Labrador Retriever Buddy keeps us all company.
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST:
Abilene Christian University
SERVICE, PRESENTATIONS, & AWARDS:
Past President, West Texas Photographic Society (2013-2016)
“Post-Processing Using Lightroom 5,” (Fotowork Studios, Abilene, TX) - April 18, 2015
“An Introduction to Digital Photography” (Abilene Public Library, Abilene, TX) - recurring program, 2013-2016
Thanks for visiting. I hope we can work together soon!