I've been taking photographs in some form almost as far back as I can remember, with the natural beauty of California as the constant backdrop to both my photos and my life.
Some early memories from my childhood are of playing with some 110 cameras that I found laying around the house, and using my uncle’s Nikon SLR as a replacement for binoculars whenever the opportunity presented itself. What I understand now as basic exposure, was an epiphany to me as a child, when I realized that the streaks of light that showed that up on photographic images meant that the camera was capturing a span of time in one photo.
My first exposure to digital photography was a Sony Mavica that my father used for documenting real estate properties. It wasn't that long ago chronologically speaking, but as far as technology is concerned it may as well have been. I got my own first digital camera probably around the year 2000, for Christmas. It had an LCD screen like a digital watch which told you what mode it was in and how many more photos you could take with the onboard memory (which could not be expanded). It's resolution was VGA, 640x480 pixels.
In my mid teens I got interested in videography and had a Canon miniDV camcorder with which I could also take 2 megapixel stills to an SD card. That seemed like a lot at the time and was a feature I took advantage of often. It wasn't until a couple years later that I got my first digital SLR camera. I purchased it for an upcoming family vacation to Europe. I had been wanting one anyway and didn't want to miss the opportunity to get the best photos possible while we were there. The camera was a Nikon D40x, and it was on that trip that I came to truly love photography. I recall getting up while it was still dark out in Venice so that I could capture the beautiful sunrise over the Piazza San Marco and the reflection on the water of the Grand Canal.
Since then I have moved around California and worked a variety of jobs, but my love of photography has always been a constant. After graduating high school in 2009, I upgraded to a more professional camera and my old D40x was eventually stolen in San Francisco, but even when I don’t have a proper camera with me I am always taking pictures on my phone. On this website I have displayed many of the photos I have taken over the years as well as my recent work, which is constantly being added to. Please do browse through the galleries, and if you find something you like I encourage you to support my habit and decorate your wall at the same time by purchasing a print, which I have available in a variety of sizes and finishes. Also, please reach out to me here if you need something photo related done for you, I’d be happy to help you achieve your project goal.