"My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport."
My interest in photography began when I was young and shooting with a Fisher-Price 110 film camera and eventually several point and shoot cameras, but I never really learned how a camera worked or the art of photography. After a trip to Europe in 2008, where all of my photos came out horrible, I decided to hone the skills needed to create stunning images. I graduated from the New York Institute of Photography in 2012, earning a certificate in Professional Photography.
I’m happiest when I’m traveling and photographing places and things I have not seen before. I create some of my best images when exploring a place that is new to me. I also enjoy the challenge of travel photography; researching places to visit, finding great locations, battling tourists who always manage to walk right in front of you at precisely the wrong time, and trying to capture spectacular light, but ultimately catching that perfect moment.
Some of my favorite places to explore are the coastal communities and beaches along the Southeast and New England coasts. I love to photograph the grand scenics of the beaches and marshes at sunrise and sunset and the historic, cultural and architectural details of the towns and cities along the seacoast. I also have a minor obsession with lighthouses and recently started a quest to photograph every single lighthouse in the United States. Completing the task will be difficult as there are well over 800 lighthouses in the U.S. and most of those lighthouses are best seen by boat. As daunting as this may seem to someone who gets seasick just looking at a dinghy tied to a dock, I remain undeterred and look forward to the challenge.
Working full-time as a real estate photographer keeps me pretty busy, but my dream and what I hope to accomplish through my own photography business is to eventually become a full-time travel photographer and live a location independent lifestyle while traveling the United States and Canada in an RV. I already have my RV picked out. It’s a Winnebago, and I’m going to name it Earl because every RV needs a cool name.
Through my photography, I hope to inspire and awaken a curiosity in your adventurous soul to get out and explore the world around you. For those who have visited the places in my photographs, I hope they will evoke a strong feeling of connection and memory of your time spent there. I’m thrilled about my upcoming adventures and hope you’ll come along for the ride!
Live long and prosper,