This is the part of the website where I tell you that I got my first camera at 3 and had my first magazine assignment by 9. Not quite! I didn’t even have an Atari until I was 10, I think.
In 2005 I took up photography as a way to get outside of an office. As it turns out, I’m not a big fan of fluorescent lighting. You probably aren’t either.
I started with portraits and learned some incredible stories of the people I photographed. At the same time, I also became interested in creating images that told a different story. A bigger, fatter, funnier story. There’s humor in everything, and it became my mission to seek it out. I started sketching out my own ideas and shooting them. Sometimes they were captured in one frame. Other times they were composites.
I’ve had the great fortune of working with some wonderful people on my shoots. I’m a big fan of the collaborative process in creative work, and the team aspect makes every production a lot of fun.
Speaking of fun, when I’m not on a shoot there’s a good chance I’m bringing the pain online in Call of Duty, catching up on shows with my wife (currently Homeland, Blacklist, and American Horror Story), or spending just a little too much time on Twitter and Facebook. If you are a fan of any of those, I’d love to connect with you there!
p.s. – are you a photographer? You might be interested in AustinPhotogs.com, a Facebook group I started in 2008. We get together every now and then for some good food and drink – come join us!
p.p.s. – I’m a big fan of limoncello.