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What I Do

As a photographer, my focus is on art and entertainment, primarily encompassing production stills, concerts, promo shoots/cover art, and model work. On a secondary level, I also cover various sports, events, real estate/architecture and nature (especially landscapes). My 3D work is almost exclusively within the science fiction and fantasy genres.

How I Got Here

During high school, a series of wonderful accidents landed me as a production assistant and director's intern on Spider-Man, A Beautiful Mind, The Royal Tenenbaums and a number of other major productions. From that point on, I was hooked. I lived and breathed film and TV for years, working as a screenwriter, AD and editor after learning how to cut trailers and promos at the Miramax/Dimension Creative Advertising Department.

I majored in Film and Visual Arts at New York University, during which time I produced and directed a number of my own independent features, shorts and music videos through Jagged Edge Films. After graduating, however, I shifted gears a bit and turned my lifelong passion for photography, which I felt allowed me the most creative freedom and responsibility, into a full time career heavily influenced by my background in film and visual storytelling.

In 2008, I also became deeply involved in the world of digital artwork, beginning with the conceptualization of a sci-fi/fantasy universe that eventually grew into The Xilon Project. Although it started out as a hobby, I now incorporate both 2D and 3D art into my workflow, from comics and storyboarding to book and music cover/promo art, to advertising and graphic design. I also enjoy reworking photos to be heavily stylized or repainted and have developed my own style of creative postwork.


Standard rates are either $125/hr or $380/day. Discounts available for students and ongoing projects.

, Children, Portraits Photographer








New York University
2002 - 2005
Film and Visual Arts

Professional Experience


Canon 1DX, Canon 5D mk III, Canon 7D

LENSES: Canon 70-200mm 2.8 II; 24-70mm 2.8 II, 50mm 1.2, 14mm 2.8 II, 100mm 2.8, 85mm 1.2, 400mm 2.8 II; OTHER: Aquatech Sound Blimp, Speedlite 600EX-RT flash

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