"Ad for the Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center emergency room." Ben Hurst, Fueld Films, creative director.
Dr. Louisa Stark for HHMI Bulletin. Jennifer Lee, VSA Partners, art director.
Ad headline: The last words you want to hear are, THAT'S NOT COVERED. Dave Smurthwaite, Jibe Media, creative director; X Insurance, client.
"Personal project to help bring awareness to local agriculture."
"From the Truth campaign to show the dangers of tobacco use." Adam Fox, Love Communications, art director; Katie Barrett, Love Communications, writer.
Ad headline: You're either helping us do our job, or you're in the way. Jason Harrison, Freestyle Marketing Group, creative director; Industrial Supply Company, client.
"Portraits of local farmers, helping bring awareness to local agriculture." Dave Larsen, Richter 7, art director; AgriAdvocates, client.
Ad for Wood Revival Desk Company Inc. Gary Sume, Richter 7, writer; Ryan Anderson, Richter 7, creative director.
Duration: I first picked up a camera as a young child and fell immediately in love with the art. I got my professional start working as a photographer for a community paper in Dallas when I was just a teenager, and, after graduating from the School of Hard Knocks, continued to build my expertise, expanding into advertising as well.
Staff: I have several wonderful assistants.
Education: Learning never stops. I’ve taken classes at local colleges and attended seminars and trainings. But most important, I pick up a camera every day to try something new.
Cultural Influences: My photography has been shaped and inspired by my family and life experiences, including my time working as a corrections officer at the Salt Lake County jail, my work with cancer survivors, and watching firsthand the perseverance of Hmong immigrants to the United States when I volunteered with them for two years in my early twenties.
I am the cofounder of canSURVIVE, an annual fundraiser for UCREW (Utah Cancer Resource and Education for Women). I spend each year photographing cancer survivors to be showcased in a gallery stroll, the proceeds of which benefit the group’s Needs Beyond Medicine program. It is humbling and an honor to photograph these brave, strong people.
Environment: I shoot mainly on location. I edit all my photos in my home office or any coffee house with WiFi.Philosophy: Pick up a camera every day and find projects that inspire.