I’m an architecture and interiors photographer living in Oakland, California.
My clients range from multinational firms to boutique one or two-person design shops that produce exquisite work. They trust me to interpret their designs into photographs that carry the full experience of 'being there'; not just intellectually, but also emotionally. My most satisfying moments, professionally, are when my clients recognize their original concept sketches within my photographs of the finished structure.
Before picking up a camera, I was a rodeo cowboy, a beekeeper, a truck tire re-treader, a courier, a bookie's assistent (pretty sure that one was mildly illegal) and a freelance furniture maker among many other short-lived careers. In 2005, I quit a corporate job, had some business cards printed up, bought a camera (in that order) — and began calling myself a photographer. After some trial and error I found a genre that has captivated me ever since. It’s taken me around the globe and introduced me to some of the most inspiring, talented people imaginable. Like them, I'm serious about my work, and also fun to be around.
I'd be hard-pressed to think of anything I enjoy more than the process of creating a photo, from studying the subject and thinking about how best to express it in a picture, to the practical, hands-on techniques of producing the image itself.
I still play around with film cameras for fun, but I’m not insufferable about it.