I see pictures everywhere I go. And that's what makes life so interesting.
After college, I was hired as a staff photography assistant. I learned so much assisting other photographers those first few years, and later as a retail product photographer. I quickly realized I loved the pace of photographing people. I began to show my book and started getting commercial assignments. I specialize in lifestyle and portrait photography as well as directing motion. I make polished, authentic pictures that viewers relate to. I like photographing people and collaborating with my subjects and other creative minds. No matter who it is or what it's for, I find a person's essence through his or her environment, an expression or attitude, or anything else I see. I help set the tone to get the right image. Many variables affect the outcome of a photograph; my job is to help shape them. Generations after me will be able to see exactly what I saw. I like knowing that. I'm still learning new things about my craft every day. And I still lug around the same camera bag I won at a photography workshop 30 years ago. I live in St. Paul, Minnesota with my wife, three children and our dog.
2022 APA NATIONAL AWARDS/SECOND PLACE TRAVEL/LANDSCAPE
2022 APA LOS ANGELES OFF THE CLOCK
2022 APA CHICAGO ARTISTS PERSPECTIVE
2018 PDN PHOTO ANNUAL
2018 GOLD PUSHPIN THE SHOW MINNESOTA ADFED
2018 BRONZE PUSHPIN THE SHOW MINNESOTA ADFED
2017 COMMUNICATION ARTS PHOTO ANNUAL
2017 APA AWARDS CORPORATE
AIGA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
2015 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR BLUE RIBBON
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