I became a photographer because I was a terrible guitar player. I played in a few bands after high school and quickly learned that I didn't have a musical bone in my body. Some of the guys I played with started a new band and I decided I could be a part of things by taking pictures. At the time I was in school for Graphic Design, so it seemed like a natural progression. I learned a lot about light and timing by shooting their shows and taking promo photos for them. I can remember just hammering on the shutter and hoping to get a few great shots. I slowly learned to wait for moments and predict what was coming. When I crossed that line a started to consider myself a photographer.
From there I started to pick up jobs shooting weddings, real estate, portraits and eventually found myself in the fashion world. In fashion I learned to look at people as art. I realized that it’s impossible to photograph a personality or an emotion, but with light and composition I could create a feeling. That’s what it’s all about in the end. Creating a feeling within the viewer. That’s where I start every session now. I ask myself “What are we trying to say here?”