North Carolina Photographer and Journalist
As a professional journalist, I feel it's in my best interest to learn the tools of my trade. While I write almost daily-- I don't have much of an excuse to use a camera in my professional life. My decision to pick up a "prosumer" camera is a well calculated purchase with a few goals in mind. Namely to learn how to use photographic tools to tell a story. However, I'm also glad to have a new hobby and possibly new means to make a little side money (if not start a new business).
My goal every time I release my shutter is to capture a scene most people don't see in front of them. Seeing the lights, lines, and curves of the world in a way most people never bother to think about allows me to capture visually striking images from what is otherwise mundane.
When someone puts themselves in front of my camera, I want to capture them in a way they haven't seen themselves. I'm looking for candid, genuine reactions that capture a moment in the person's life-- not just an image in their likeness. It's my hope the image will uplift that person after seeing themselves in a new light. I also aim to showcase objects in a thoughtful and creative way. That object, although inanimate, should have a sense of presence-- not just a prominent position in a photo.
Growing My Presence
For now, this website serves as a repository for my work. As I grow in photography, my website will grow in what I share and the services I offer. Hence, I plan for my site to be a constant evolution of my art and work. I'm always looking for advice and critiques on what I can/should be doing. Feel free to contact me via email or social media.