I am a photographer and director. I live in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, and I moved here from Brooklyn a little over three years ago. I lived in New York for almost 8 years and began my career there, but I was over the cold and the C train. I have a 2 year old son named Oscar. I love Seinfeld and iced coffee.
How did you first get into photography?
I used to take pictures for fun like most kids, and grew up documenting my youngest sister – who is 15 years my junior — with point and shoot 35mm cameras and eventually my first 35mm SLR, which I got for my 18th birthday. The only digital cameras out around then took 3.5” floppy disks or were thousands of dollars! I worked in the music industry in college and documented that world pretty extensively. I moved to New York and began working at a high-end photo lab where I learned a lot of the business side of things, and shot small editorial jobs on the side. Eventually things blossomed and I began to do more commercial work and recently I’ve begun directing music videos, which is the most fun ever.
Film or digital?
I love shooting film and I love the excitement of getting a roll back, but nowadays I mostly carry around a 35mm camera for daily snapshots. All of my commercial work is digital, but I have honed my post-processing skills to get fantastic results that are on par with film in my eyes. I did get to shoot medium format film a few years ago for the cover of Charles Bradley’s “Victim of Love” record. They recorded it all analog and wanted to keep it that way for the album artwork, which I thought was brilliant.