When I think of my roots as a photographer, I think of live music. This is where I started.
Music has changed, and continues to change my life in a million little ways I'll never be able to explain, but the thrill of LIVE music touches my very soul. Before I even knew who I was and what I had to offer the world, I was chasing live music like my life depended on it. As I tried to make being a musician work, and then artist management, I eventually fell into the world of photography. I fell in love with the "by any means necessary" attitude in order to capture my art within the fast paced environment of the music industry. I enjoyed getting crafty and resourceful while trying to get my business off the ground. I stood in rain storms, muddy photo pits, half-hung myself off balconies above stages, willingly smushed myself in less than ideal tour vans full of gear, and did absolutely anything I could to make things work. I regard those days as some of the best days of my life: collaborating with a variety of different artists, traveling frequently, creating and making incredible memories where I could, and documenting the entire process with a dingy little phone camera.
My first three years as a professional photographer were spent alongside musicians completely in their element - in grungy buses, backstage at festival main stages, filming music videos, and inside recording booths watching albums come alive from start to finish. Now I try to bring the rock n roll attitude to everything I do, including my photo sessions. Feel free to ask me about my many adventures - I've got a lot of fun stories.