The first time I picked up a Polaroid camera I was hooked. Pens, markers, charcoal and paint were no match for the immediacy and clarity of photography. In the late 80's I worked as an assistant with Paul Jasmin and Bruce Weber and have spent the past twenty years photographing youth culture in LA, NY and Miami Beach. Along the way I've also had the pleasure of photographing some extraordinary people- writers, actors, musicians and designers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Gloria Vanderbilt, Geraldine Chaplain, Barry White, Dr Dre, Taylor Swift, Gaetano Pesce and countless others. My work has been published in French Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, T-Magazine, Ocean Drive, Complot, Loft, Newsweek, US Weekly and People.
"My latest project, TORN, is an extension of my fashion, portraiture and street photography, reimagining my portraits of friends, models, musicians and actors as post-apocalyptic memories, faces and figures obscured, decayed and reshaped by the forces of nature. TORN examines the tensions between beauty and time and the idea that beautiful things can emerge from a world that often seems in a constant state of collapse."
In 2006 I began working on the operational side of image production, setting up and managing photography and retouching teams for companies like Lobel Modern, 1stdibs and Auctionata. I've helped these companies create compelling on-brand imagery, optimize their workflows and increase production, all the while empowering young creatives to become better at their craft.
Since 2015, I have been the Director of Operations for the MPS Graduate Fashion Photography program at School of Visual Arts and produce the New York Fashion Film Festival, now in its eighth consecutive year. I also teach a Symposium class, bringing in world-class creatives to talk with our students about the industry and their careers.
When I'm not doing all this, I'm likely shooting a campaign, developing a logo for a client, editing photos, or out wandering the streets with a camera and a pair of large B&O headphones.
For commissions, installations, gallery shows and print sales, contact me. I would love to hear more about your next project.