I am a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. I began taking photos of my friends skateboarding in high school. During this time I found my passion for photography and enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University to further my skills. While focusing more on artistic photography that came with classwork, I continued to shoot my friends skating and submit the photos to magazines. Soon I was published in both Slap and Thrasher and within a year I was asked to move to Philadelphia to shoot for Slap full time.
After several years of shooting with professional skateboarders I landed at Skateboarder Magazine where I began to do travel stories around the globe in unexpected places. These trips included the Trans Siberian Railway, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, motor biking through Vietnam, the Brazilian Amazon by boat, and visiting India’s Kumbh Mela Festival, always with a crew of skateboarders looking for the ever-elusive skate spot.
All the work producing these trips paid off more than I could have imagined with the release of my first book, Skate the World – Photographing One World of Skateboarding, was published by National Geographic. I continue to work as a freelance photographer in NYC, focusing on skateboarding locally and abroad, as well as shooting commercial lifestyle jobs and other documentary projects.