Image shot for stock library. ONE Photographers, client.
Custom cafe motorcycle builder in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Personal work.
Stand up paddle boarder on Lake Michigan. Personal work.
Lifestyle campaign for an orthopedic care center. Jennifer Lake, creative director; Brand Tonic, design firm; Great Lakes Orthopedic Center, client.
Part of an image series shot for a land conservation non-profit. Eric Campbell, creative director; Proof Positive Design, design firm; Grand Traverse Conservation District, client.
Portrait series for print, outdoor and web campaign. Kevin Gillespie, creative director; Greenlight Marketing, ad agency; Traverse Health Clinic, client.
I transitioned from advertising to full-time photography less than three years ago.
It’s just me and a handful of assistants. I'm comfortable working big or small. Sometimes it’s simply the creative director and me, making things happen.
I went to school for design at Central Michigan University. My photo education evolved while working at agencies. I was involved in the entire process—pre-production, shooting, editing and retouching. I learned that photography is so much more than being able to operate a camera.
I try to look at current fine art photography, work that is being produced right now is much more interesting to me. And the other obvious ones: advertising, design, film and music. I love when artists balance technical ability and a sense of style and personality to make themselves distinct. The wife, kids and parents round out the list—I couldn't follow this dream without them.
Wherever I am, I’m looking for the light and the angle, something to make my pictures intriguing and different.
Dig deep, it should be really hard. If it’s not, I don't trust it.