Working as a photography / directing duo, we’re constantly reminded of the amazing power of collaboration. People often ask about our creative process, wanting to know “How exactly do the two of you work together as one photographer on set?”
The truth is that our approach varies for every shoot. Sometimes that means we each have a camera in hand to capture multiple angels of an action simultaneously. Other times one of us shoots while the other watches the monitor, calling out feedback and discussing the images with our client. On a photo / video shoot one of us may capture stills while the other rolls video. It all depends on what the shoot calls for.
However, what never changes is that we're always in constant communication, putting our heads together to solve any challenge that comes up, collaborating creatively on every aspect of a project. From beginning to end we work as a team to ensure that we walk away with the best possible imagery for ourselves and our clients.
As a kid growing up in Oregon, my passion for making art started well before I got my first camera. Whether I was building elaborate tree forts, drawing my own comic books or crafting complex art projects, I've always been excited about making things.
While I consider myself a life-long student of the history of photography, I am often inspired by other creative mediums including, graphic design, music and fine art. Some of my favorite artist include Olafur Eliasson, Andy Goldsworthy and Bjork.
When I’m not working, I like to hang with my wife (Saira) and chase around our two daughters (Luna and Penelope). I am also an avid art book collector, golf fanatic and true crime aficionado.
Growing up in the Bay Area, my interests consisted exclusively of going skateboarding with my friends.
When my older brother gifted me his 35mm Pentax my role as a documentarian began. Soon my interests consisted of little outside of the world of photography! After graduating high school I moved to Southern California to study photojournalism and eventually found my way into the world of commercial photography. Luckily these days I’ve been able to strike a slightly healthier balance.
When I’m not taking photos I can be found hanging out with my wife (Jessie) and our son (River), woodworking in our backyard and from time to time still going skateboarding with my friends.
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