“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson, founder of Magnum Photos.
Taking pictures makes me happy. Using that as an opportunity to connect with others, and share a moment, even create some art, is the icing on the cake.
The people I’ve met along my journey, from fellow students at Bournville College of Art, through the cameraderie at my first studio job, working with ex-pats overseas, photographers I’ve assisted, all the way to the wonderful individuals, children and families I have the privilege of photographing today, all have been a constant source of joy and inspiration.
My work has been published both in print and digitally, on the websites of Time and the Discovery Channel, in American Baby and Baltimore magazines, used as artwork for Gunnar Madsen’s CD “Two Hands”, and Noam Laden, WABC’s News Director, even interviewed me on air!
Not everyone is comfortable with the thought of being in front of a lens, but by getting to know each other, and shooting in locations you already know, in which you are relaxed, the camera will disappear, and it becomes just a couple of people hanging out.
In addition to being a photographer and stay-at-home Dad, I occasionally stray into the wilderness to hike, where I leave only footprints, and take only photographs! I also enjoy the delights of good dark chocolate, good beer, and good company.
I live in Hoboken, NJ, with my wonderful wife, and our two daughters, all of whom have red hair. I have grey hair.
That’s about it, really.