I am exceptionally lucky to do what I do for a living. I mean, I could be canning tuna or, even more exhausting, catching the tuna. I try to stay rooted in this gratitude. Every. Single. Day. Gratitude relaxes me and relaxes a crew. Sometimes I pack a suitcase and my camera and travel somewhere where the quality of the drinking water is questionable just for gratitude maintenance. I somehow leave with my favorite work.
People always ask me “what do you like to shoot?” I usually feel pretty silly answering this inevitable question (you think I would have a stock answer down pat by now) because I have no preference. (Although, I am pretty open about not shooting weddings. Even if you are my sister.) I do not have a “style.” I am not sure if I could ever “pick a genre and go with it.” I am curious about everything. After a long period of shooting entertainment and advertising, I was asked to shoot cars for SAAB for 3 weeks. I had never shot a car in my life. When I was asked to shoot food for a restaurant that was part of a retail experience I was working on, I had never shot food. I figured it out and people were happy. If I had specialized in one certain area, I would never know how incredible it feels to successfully accomplish new terrains like these. It is never easy, but it gives me an adrenaline rush that I usually only get on my bicycle.
Besides shooting, reportedly my greatest strength is working and playing well with others. Since my career began shooting musicians and celebrities, I understand and appreciate eccentric personalities. I want people to have a good time on my shoots and know that I have their back. I will deliver. So they can relax and enjoy the experience. After all, we are not canning tuna.
I attended New York Film Academy and Art Center College of Design. I have been fortunate to work with the following agencies and brands: Aria Hotel, Arista, Capitol Records, Cracker Barrel, Coca-Cola, Curb, Dell, Dreamworks, EMI, Fast Company, Ford Motor Co, Fox Sports, Hanes, Jack Daniels, MCA, MGM Grand, Miller Brewing Co, Nortel Communications, Fox Television, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Pepsi, Rolling Stone, SAAB,Sony Music, Sony Playstation, Sunbeam, Target, Trump Dubai International Hotel & Tower, 2 Rodeo of Beverly Hills, Verizon, Virgin, Warner Brothers, West Point Stevens, Wrangler Jeans, 7th Art, J. Walter Thompson, The Richards Group, McCann Erickson, The Martin Agency, Foote, Cone and Belding, among others.