Pro Photographer for 2 years, doing action sports photography. Football, MMA, and vast experience in different events.
“I believe a great photo holds the ability to make you feel something: A sense of awe, curiosity, wonder, or the feeling of the subject in the image etc. For me, photography is about exploration, adventure, discovering new people, places, and, as a result, things about myself because, as they say, the lens looks both ways. Photography is also about seeing things from a new perspective. Things become mundane in life because we see the same things in the same ways day in and day out. My hope is that my photographic art gives people a new perspective on things we may take for granted, or simply not stop to notice because we’re too busy in our day to day lives. I hope my images make their viewers stop and be present even if it’s just for a moment, to appreciate the little things in this beautiful life.
I got my first camera in 2017 as a Christmas gift from my parents, and I loved it from the start. Like anything, it took me a while to get comfortable using a camera. I binge watched hundreds of hours of YouTube trying to learn all the technical aspects of a camera, and the aesthetic rules of making a compelling image. I looked through magazines and watched movies, flooded my Pinterest and Instagram with photos and creators whose work I found interesting, but at that time I wasn’t thinking about pursuing photography as a career, it was just an enjoyable hobby. That all changed in the fall of 2019.
In 2019, I was working on a boat, and had been for a while. I had long been interested in the photographers and adventurers who worked for companies like National Geographic. I always thought it would be so cool to work along side those great photographers, getting to travel and make images that mean something, that inform, tell a story, or just provide a sense of beauty to the viewer. I didn’t think that was possible until I read a book by Jimmy Chin, one of the greatest photographers, mountaineers, among many other things, of our generation. After reading the book, and hearing his story I started to ask myself… “”Who says that can’t that be me?”” “”What if I put all of my effort into this and see how far I can take it?””.
So, that’s what I did, I saved up my money from the years I spent on the boat and bought my EOS R5 in February 2021. In the time since I’ve done stuff, worked with people, and made lifelong friends that I couldn’t even dream of. All that to say, I’m just getting started. I hope you follow me along on my journey. I will continue to put in the work, improving my skills, learning from anyone who’s willing to teach me, and pushing my limits and knowledge to keep providing the best images I can, and hopefully bring an ounce of beauty into your home.”