I'm an accidental photographer really. I was supposed to finish my Master's degree in Marine biology then go on to a doctorate program but somewhere along the way my little hobby of snapping photos of my friends morphed into pursuing photography as a career – God cracked open the door, then I kicked it open you could say.
I started submitting slides to the photo editors at Surfing, Surfer, and TransWorld. Probably in large part because I was relentless in my phone calls and attempts to improve – and there were not many others doing the same from the East Coast circa 2000 – they took the time to help me. I am forever indebted to Larry ‘Flame’ Moore, Peter Taras, Richard ‘Mez’ Meseroll and Jason Murray for giving me a chance to prove myself.
My talent and creativity as a photographer has since taken me all over the globe and I’ve produced photo shoots in over 40 countries. My work has been commissioned by the likes of Surfing Magazine, NBC, CNN, Globe International, CBS, ABC and Fox.
I like to get knee-deep into my craft, whether that’s shooting an epic surf image or capturing the adventures on a spearfishing trip, I hope to captivate my audiences with every beautiful shot. I seek to capture images that inspire the viewer and help them see a perspective that might be new to them or put them in the place of the athlete to give them a better understanding or enjoyment of that moment.