I am a freelance photographer living out of my suitcase and camera bag. I’m rarely in the same place for more than a week or two.
I grew up in San Jose, California and have been based out of San Francisco and Los Angeles in the past. Photography was just something we did. As a kid, if we got bored we would run outside, dress up, and take photos of each other. It is what we did for fun, it’s still what I do for fun.
In college I started assisting commercial photographers in the Bay Area and I was applying what I was learning to my friends, who were all musicians. Through platforms on social media more people began to see the images we were creating and more bands began to hit me up for shoots and I found myself touring the USA documenting bands. It was amazing.
I believe a quarter life crisis made me feel like I needed to settle down in one place and be ‘successful’ and I ended up in LA. But really it was just a means for a new introduction into the parkour and freerunning world. It wasn't long until I was back living life on the road in search of the next destination and location to play with. The need to settle down is long gone.