I started at the Savannah College of Art and Design intending to study architecture and historical preservation. In my first year I took a photography course, and everything changed. I fell in love with the processes involved in bringing a previsualized image to a print on silver paper. In my second year, handheld cameras gave way to large format cameras using 4x5 and 8x10 film. The cameras were heavy, but offered unequaled resolution and control of the image. Because of the many movements and perspective controls, these cameras have a natural relationship to architecture. For me though, it was the process of using the camera that mattered most. It forced me to slow down and really consider the image and the space I was photographing. This combination of engagement and immersion in the process with capable tools brought my images to a new level altogether.
Since college, I have focused on photographing architecture. I love old buildings that show their age with grace, new buildings with innovative materials and approaches to space, and everything in-between that has strong design at its core. Technology has given us smaller cameras with digital capture. The bellows has been replaced by tilt/shift lenses, and the ground glass viewing area has been replaced by a laptop. Throughout these changes, what remains is the immersion in the process and attention to the space.
My goal is to bring this attentiveness to my clients. I want to be the bridge that effectively communicates complex spaces to your potential clients. In both business matters and image-making, I strive to keep things as simple as possible. I give firm quotes upfront; I have simple terms in my agreements; and I keep my production as small possible to minimize impact and cost. For more information see my FAQ page or reach out to me using the contact page. I look forward to discussing your projects.