As a cinematographer/lighting cameraman, I distill over three decades of incredibly diverse experience into every project I touch. I've done countless shoots about people, places and things...in nineteen countries on five continents, 49 states...and counting. I've explored ruins of past civilizations and captured many of the great cities of Europe and Asia. Along the way, I've interacted with thousands of people from every walk of life...ordinary and extraordinary, famous and infamous.
I've learned a few things about my craft: Make a shoot plan, commit to the story and be decisive. Talk less, listen more. Shoot with both eyes open. Notice the details. Work the light. Watch and listen for the little moments. Expect the unexpected.
I'm a blue-collar cinematographer that's capable of punching well above my weight. My niche is producing solid, cinematic work, done quickly...often under less-than-ideal conditions. I prefer single camera with a small, fast-moving crew but I'm also comfortable working solo. I specialize in nothing. I do documentaries, documercials, marketing videos, healthcare, science, corporate and some commercial work. I've also shot hundreds of episodes of broadcast reality and entertainment TV, hundreds of photojournalism assignments, many short films for museums and other nonprofits and plenty of gritty industrial jobs. I weave techniques from across different genres and always try to make something unique, yet watchable.
All in all, I'm creative, versatile and efficient, easy to work with and love to collaborate. Whether your shoot is across town or halfway around the world, I'll give it all the same care, attention and craftsmanship.