When I was younger, photographers who I admired always gave me this advice: "shoot what you love to shoot." That hasn't always been easy; knowing what one wants to shoot requires an unexpected amount of introspection. The only way to know what one wants to shoot is by making a lot of pictures of a lot of things.
I have done that. I am still doing that. I will do it for the rest of my life.
Photography became a career, and the question changed from "what do you love to shoot" to "what kind of photographer are you?" The simple answer is that I am a documentary lifestyle photographer. I photograph the people and places and things that make us who we are. I make pictures of the people, places, and things we love and rely on.
Making pictures is my favorite thing to do, and I am so lucky to collaborate with amazing people at agencies, brands, magazines, and in every day life. If someone had told me when I was a kid in a small town with a borrowed camera in hand that this would be my life someday, I wouldn't have believed them.
Thanks for making the time to look at my work.