I have had an amazingly interesting life that has allowed me to live all over the world and get to know other cultures from the inside, not just a tourist. Though born in the USA, I speak fluent German, with an understanding of many more languages. I spent the first half of my life on stage and in front of the camera which has given me a wealth of experience that is a benefit to me every day.
I have spent the last ten years working internationally as a photographer, shooting for magazines and ad campaigns, working with music artists, as well as coaching models for camera and runway. I LOVE WHAT I DO!
Many photographers depend on their staff for everything but taking the photos, I like being involved in the entire creative process, bringing an idea / vision into reality. It is so gratifying to take a concept and bring it to fruition, and to create images that when people view them for the first time, to feel the mood and emotion of the people in the room swing to the effect the image has on them.
Whether working with professional models, or someone who has never been in front of the camera before, it is a wonderful feeling to have them see themselves in a whole new way, as I see them. My biggest surprise when I started was having private clients burst into tears when viewing the images for the first time, because they see the beauty of the moment I saw in them, though they never saw themselves in that way. I also love working with models, and having them contact me, glowing because they are booking more work from what they have learned from me, it makes me feel like I am leaving a legacy, by helping them on the way to their success.
There is beauty in almost everything, it only depends what angel you view it from.
In his own words
"I believe there is beauty in everything; it is just a matter of what angle you look at it, Whether a dead tree or the twisted steel of a fallen structure. My favourite moment is when people first observe my images, and they are silent, the time they take to be moved by what they see is spiritual to me."
Even as a young boy, I was fascinated with art; colour, form, light and dark. I began selling my work at 8 years old, and was lucky enough to have space in my father’s work shop to create, and learn from his skills. Inspiration is something I never have to wait for, but instead sort out which one I will follow. I like following through with a complete concept, to tell a story. That is why working on ad campaigns, and editorials are so much fun for me to conceive and shoot.
I have been working internationally for the last 15 years.
I am available to work almost anywhere, with studios available to me in New York, Miami, Berlin and London. I am also fluent in German, and understand the market in the USA and Europe very well having lived between them most of my life. Whether Fashion, Ad Campaigns, Music Artists, Actors, or just people wanting to feel and look their best, I feel at home working alone or together with a team for the best results.