I was born in the San Fernando Valley just north of Los Angeles.
My first camera was a Sony Super 8 Handycam with a flip out LCD screen... I still have it.
I spent a lot of time filming skateboarding and going to punk rock shows.
The book that changed it all for me was a TimeLife photobook titled Documentary Photography.
All at once I was exposed to Robert Frank, Walker Evans, Garry Winogrand, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander and Dorothea Lange.
That same year Thin Red Line was in theaters next to Saving Private Ryan and my mind was blown.
I worked in special effects for a summer.
I went to photo school in Santa Barbara.
I taught high school photography in central LA.
I moved to Texas and worked as an editorial shooter for some of my favorite magazines
I started directing short docs then commercials.
Now here we are.
Let's have fun and make something memorable.
Boys and Girls Club of America
The New York Times Magazine