I began my career as a newspaper photographer for the Los Angeles Times before moving on to magazine and advertising photography for clients that include American Express, Coca-Cola, Disney, Golf Digest, Major League Baseball, Red Bull and Sports Illustrated. Every project I work on gives me the opportunity to meet amazing people, learn something new and create a souvenir of the experience in the process. My camera is the window through which I experience life and I’ve been fortunate to enjoy countless memories through photography.
At The Penumbra Project I write about pixels, photons and the process of making pictures. I value the experiences photography can produce and The Penumbra Project is about sharing those experiences. Whether it’s film or digital, strobes or Speedlights, helicopters, rental studios, celebrities, athletes, executives, or Photoshop, it’s fun to share what goes on behind the scenes.
I teach week-long workshops in editorial portraiture and lighting each year at the Summit Photography Workshops in Colorado. I’ve also been a guest presenter at the Brooks Institute of Photography, WPPI, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, and the SportsShooter Academy.
I am also very proud to be a Nikon Ambassador. My relationship with Nikon is long-standing and goes back to my first days as a photographer.The company has supported every workshop or event that I’ve ever been involved with and they have always gone out of their way to do the same for every photographer I know.
Being an Ambassador for Nikon has brought me closer to the company and formalizes a relationship that already existed. The support Nikon provides to their photographers is unparalleled among camera companies.
I encourage you to stop by and say hello to one of the Nikon team the next time you’re at a show or event. Tell them about the work you do and ask for what you need. Don’t be surprised if you walk away feeling like part of the Nikon family.
The Nikon Ambassadors are authorized by Nikon to demonstrate to the public and professional image makers the capabilities and use of Nikon imaging products, but the expressive content of their work is solely their own. Nikon Ambassadors are independent contractors and visual artists and are not employees of Nikon. Nikon Ambassadors are responsible for the content of their photographs, websites, exhibitions, and visual images and the manner in which such content and images are obtained. Any messages, beliefs, or viewpoints expressed in the Ambassadors’ photographs, websites, exhibitions, or visual images do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs or viewpoints of Nikon or any Nikon employee.