I am originally from Queens, New York. I moved to the Baltimore / D.C. area in the early 90’s as a child. Having attended grade school through high school in Maryland, I consider myself a native Marylander with a side of New Yorker.
My passion for creating images began when I was a child. My grandfather gave me an old 8mm Bell and Howell type camera. The camera worked and it even came with a little film. I quickly became a gorilla cameraman around my grandparents home. The only two problems; I had no access to develop the film and I quickly ran out of film. Having very little money to buy more the camera soon became nothing more than a toy. To this day I wonder what I captured on that film.
Going through high school then on to college I witnessed the digital revolution. I even had one of those Sony cameras that took the 3.5” floppy disk, a far cry from the Sony mirrorless of today. I thought I was a big deal when I got my first Nikon DSLR.
I put down my camera for a number of years to pursue a life in public safety work. Having a successful career in that industry, I found a way to incorporate my passion for photography into my passion for public safety work.
I became a documentary photographer at the agency I worked for. I was then introduced to the world of photojournalism. I began to freelance on my own. First running calls for work then covering protests, political events, and so on. Living so close to Washington D.C. and Baltimore, MD I had no shortage of local and national events to cover.
Today, I do freelance work for a number of outlets and I am looking to expand my knowledge and skills into other areas of photography.
- Documentary / Street Photography
My logo is of a skydiver in free fall. Though I have no passion for skydiving I look at it as a metaphor for how I try new things. I just jump right into it and free fall. I just hope that my shute opens.