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My start with photography doesn't have a romantic beginning compared to some professionals I've met in the industry. I think it's something I fell into rather than deliberately chose for myself. I remember picking up a camcorder at the age of 3, and immediately I wanted to create videos to share with those around me. Filmmaking was at the front of my mind rather than stills, and I always thought I would become a screenwriter. In the fourth grade, I would browse the "Screenwriting for Dummies" section at Barnes and Noble, then go home and try to re-write the Harry Potter movies from memory using the screenplay format. As I got older, my interests began to waver and I started to think I would become a marine biologist. However, after several moves and not living coastal for a large portion of my childhood, I became more involved with athletics and extreme sports. In my teens, I started racing motocross. Florida is a hidden Mecca for motocross tracks where professional racers train year round. Fortunately for me, I tapped into that secret and managed to befriend a RedBull athlete. Obviously, there was a vast difference in skill between the two of us. As I continued to push my limits to keep pace with a professional athlete, I ran into a a series of injuries. A few cracked ribs, a torn labrum, a sprained wrist and fractured ankle later, the realization started to sink in that I wasn't meant to be a professional athlete. Determined to figure out a way to still be involved in the industry, I picked up my mom's long-forgotten Canon Rebel. I still went to the track to ride every weekend, but I started to spend less time on the bike and more behind the lens. Five years have passed, I have finished my degree in Telecommunications/Film Production from University of Florida, and have covered various sports within the sports community.
First and foremost, I am a story teller. It may be a bit of the stereotypical only-child syndrome, but I have always been more of a wallflower. It makes me uncomfortable to be the center of attention or, in this case, in front of the lens. While I enjoy portrait work, I specifically like to document feats of athleticism. To me, sports photography captures more than just facial expression. Athletes work tirelessly for days on end to perfect so many different aspects of their trade. To be able to freeze a moment displaying perfect form and tenacity for an athlete is very rewarding for me.
I am fortunate enough to live a mile from the beach and 20 minutes from the beautiful architecture of Jacksonville, FL. As a surfer, I prefer to capture lifestyle and action photos at the beach and I feel that it is one of the better locations for portrait photography.See portfolio & book
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