"I see pictures everywhere I go. And that's what makes life so interesting."
After college, I was hired as a staff photography assistant. I learned so much assisting other photographers those first few years, and later as a retail product photographer. I quickly realized I loved the pace of photographing people. I began to show my book around, and started getting commercial assignments. I specialize in lifestyle and portrait photography as well as directing motion. I make polished, authentic pictures that viewers relate to. I like shooting people, and I like collaborating with my subjects and other creative minds. No matter who it is or what it's for, I find a person's essence...through his or her environment, an expression or attitude, or anything else I see. I help set the tone to get the right image...whether that's speaking up or shutting up. Many variables affect the outcome of a photograph; my job is to help shape them. "Generations after me will be able to see exactly what I saw. I like knowing that." Today, I'm still keen on learning new things about my craft...whether that's video, audio or new gear. I still lug around the same camera bag I won at a photography workshop 26 years ago. I live in St. Paul, Minnesota with my wife and three children.
2018 PDN PHOTO ANNUAL
2018 GOLD PUSHPIN THE SHOW MINNESOTA ADFED
2018 BRONZE PUSHPIN THE SHOW MINNESOTA ADFED
2017 COMMUNICATION ARTS PHOTO ANNUAL
2017 APA AWARDS CORPORATE
AIGA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
2015 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR BLUE RIBBON
CLIENTS: ESPN, CBS Sports Marketing, American Airlines, Weight Watchers, Walmart, Wellmark, University of California Berkeley, Heraeus, Best Buy, HealthPartners, Supervalu, Target, Land O'Lakes, RBC Wealth Management, 3M, Phillips Distilling Company, Medtronic, Mosaic, Lifetime Fitness, Valspar, Trane Company, Medica, Perkin Elmer, Honeywell, United Healthcare, Piper Jaffray, USAA Insurance, Northwestern National Life Insurance, Smithkline Beacham, Mortenson, Jostens, Mayo, Polaris, McKnight Foundation, H.B. Fuller, Aveda Corporation, Minnesota Public Radio, Grand Casino, Seagate Technology, Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, TCF Financial, Regions Hospital, Donaldson Company, Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Entegris, Graco, St. Paul Foundation, Runners World, Bicycling, Minnesota Monthly, USA Today, Computer World, ABA Journal, Popular Mechanics, Discovery Channel, MSP Magazine