They didn’t teach photography at my high school. My only exposure to the medium came via the disposable plastic cameras we’d picked up and dropped off at Walgreens. It was a utility mainly for family trips and class outings. I loved to draw. That was my creative outlet and it was illustration that would lead me to editorial cartooning for the student newspaper.
The photojournalists would saunter in the office between AP-style classes and photo assignments with their SLRs tucked in messenger bags. Rolls of film strewn about on the light table as editors looked through the loupe trying to pick the right frame to be scanned.
It was all so intriguing. And it wasn’t long before I owned my own SLR, signed up for a photography elective, and found myself fumbling with aperture and shutterspeed. I switched my major and never looked back. My time behind the lens has taken me from newspaper to magazine to various exhibitions, workshops, and back to the classroom—but this time as an educator.
I’m passionate about photography and filmmaking and in the decade-plus years I’ve been shooting, my desire to create has never dissipated. I have shot a lot of images but editorial work has been my primary focus. Photographing people from all walks of life in various environments, with all the inherent logistical challenges, is what I do best. Entertainers, businessmen, doctors, farmers, models, teachers--my subjects have spanned the gamut.
A Cincinnati native, I've called Atlanta home for the past 14 years.
Marie Claire Australia
The Bitter Southerner
Delta Sky magazine
Green Building & Design
Shaq Comedy AllStars
Brock Built Homes
City of Atlanta
Hip Hop Weekly