Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Grew up with the dream of being a professional golfer. Got burnt out, quit, was gifted a Canon Rebel, and started photographing my friends skateboarding. Got a job at a local rental house. Asked an obnoxious amount of questions about lighting (Thanks Jez and Jeff). It took seven years, but somehow I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Graphic Information Technology. Moved. Fell in love with Santa Fe and green chili during my two year stent as studio manager at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Moved back to Arizona. Began freelancing because I didn’t want to get a real job.
These days, I work when I’m hired, take spontaneous and slightly irresponsible trips around the world when I find a cheap ticket, wake up and take road trips alone, drink an unhealthy amount of Red Bulls on the I-10 during commutes to/from LA, play golf when it’s free, drink Coors Light with my friends, and photograph the things in my life I love.
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