Even though I have resided in beautiful Maine for the last 3 decades, I proudly introduce myself as "a New Yorker, living in exile." With my first 32 formative years spent in NYC, I'll never be anything else. I have been at the photo game as a pro since 1990. Video production was added to the skill set in 2004. Before that, I spent a dozen years or so in a suit at an international bank in NYC. That rounded off the street smarts of Brooklyn with the political savvy of the corporate world. That's a great tool set for a pro photographer.
I hope my photographs speak for themselves. I absolutely love creating images, both still & moving. The majority of my subjects are real people, not trained models or actors. Creating a calm and safe set for my subjects is a top priority. Without this, it is difficult to get authentic expressions and emotions in the image. This holds true whether it’s just me, the subject, and some nice window light, or a crew of 20 with enough light to be seen from the space station. We always strive for a calm and fun set. Not only does this put the subject at ease, but it enables clear and calm communication between the AD/client/photographer so we can all collaborate for a successful image. I never forget this is commercial photography.
I’m an experienced road warrior, whether loading the van for a 20 minute ride, a week on the road all over the Northeast, or squeezing it all into an air kit for a trip to California or South America; we have done it, and can do it again. After the debacle that was 2020, I’m eager to get back on the road for projects. July 2021 will take us to Utah for a start. C’mon 2021, bring it on.
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I am a member of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and serve on the national board of directors. I'm also a member of American Photographic Artists (APA). Flashes of Hope & Help Portrait are two non-profits where I donate my time, bringing pro photography to those in need.
When I can sneak away from a camera, I can be found on my motorcycle touring the country or maybe at a track day - where I can speed, legally; or kayaking the wonderful lakes of Maine, or just hanging with my wife, Sharyn, our old dog & a fine beer.