I picked up a camera in high school, and while it has allowed me to see things from a completely different perspective, it also released me in a way that allows me to bring out how something can make me feel. I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky in a family full of artistically inclined people, one of whom was my father, who painted for a living and taught me so much in regards to truly capturing that feeling, and that moment. Photography has always been way more than just going out, buying a camera, and simply opening the shutter and seeing what comes out on the other end. It is about capturing a balance of light, gesture and color. I have been to many places across the world, slept in cars, climbed mountains, camped out next to waterfalls, ate Icelandic hotdogs in freezing weather (which I highly encourage minus the freezing weather), walked on stones that are thousands of years old and have talked to many different people in different cultures, and what blows my mind is there is so much more out there. Capturing an event, or a gesture is such an important aspect to me. When it happens it is over, that moment has come and gone and will never ever happen again and that fact makes it that much more special. I don’t photograph subjects. I photograph the way they make me feel. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a strange concept. But it’s honest – and it’s the best way to describe my approach to the craft. I wrestle with every image that I shoot. I assume perfection is possible and I want to bring it out of every picture. If that’s all you ever know about me, it’s enough to say you know me very well.