My imagery is an extension of myself — an extension of my love for music, travel, architecture and especially my love for the intricacies of the human experience that make every individual unique. I love nothing more than to collaborate with and execute a client’s vision as well as bring my own visions to life. I am a passionate person who puts every ounce of energy into my work alongside the extremely talented, as well as creative, crew and clients I have the honor of working alongside. I feel blessed, every day, to be doing what I do.
A fun little tidbit about how I got here:
Growing up, I had sleep apnea. As a result, I would often dream in still imagery instead of motion. I would wake up with these still image scenarios burned into my mind. After high school, I was on a path in the medical field to become a surgeon and needed a few extra credits one year. I decided photography would be a fun class to try. Despite it being a hellish class, I absolutely loved capturing candid moments, developing film and making prints. Halfway through the course I landed upon a Lurzers Archive and discovered conceptual advertising photography, immediately fell in love and found an outlet to recreate the dreams I was having! From there, it became my sole mission to pursue commercial photography, recreate my still imagery dreams and subsequently went on to consistency create new narratives.
I now thrive on working with clients to execute their extraordinary scenarios, photograph incredible people all over the world and document life moments amongst a wide array of cultures.
If you're still reading this...thank YOU for being an integral part of living out my dream.
2018 Best of the Best Photography
2018 One Eyeland Awards – Best of Advertising & Self Promotion
2017 Chicago’s Most Influential
2016 International Photo Awards-War/Conflict
2015 Best of the Best Photography
2014 One Eyeland Awards-Conceptual, Advertising, Self-Promotion, Portrait
2012 Hottest 30 Under 30
Design Bureau Magazine
Ford Motor Company
Hills Bros Coffee
Pitchfork Music Festival
University of Chicago