Architecture is universal. Well designed space is inspiring. Documenting that space in a static image is what I do. In college I studied architecture, and the majority of my projects dealt with perspective. I relied a lot on my ability to convey space visually – not through renderings, but through building scale models that used tactics like anamorphosis. Gordon Matta-Clark and Georges Rousse were inspirational to my studies. This led me to the realization that although I appreciate subtle nuances in design, I am more interested in scaling back a bit, understanding a project, and telling the story through photography. So after two inspirational years of architectural studio work, I realized a far better path for me: Find the best way to tell the stories of as many structures and projects as possible, rather than designing my own.
I live in Santa Rosa, California with my wife Haley and our daughter Bernadette. I can be found on the mountain bike trails nearby, the slopes of Tahoe in the winter, and the skatepark if I can talk Berni into it. I have an affinity for old Toyota vehicles, old Nikon cameras, and old buildings.
BFA with honors, Photography, California College of the Arts, SF/Oakland, CA
AAS, Commercial Photography, Seattle Central College, Seattle, WA