I grew up in a small rural town in northeastern Pennsylvania where the only things to keep me entertained were my own two hands. I picked up the guitar and began actively practicing, joining bands and eventually playing gigs. With big dreams of having a career in the arts, I jumped headfirst into the Big Apple and surfaced with a degree in music production. Once experiencing all that is New York City, I decided to trek down the coast and give Philly a shot. Pursuing an audio engineering job in the music industry, I coincidentally landed at a great recording studio that also housed a premier Philadelphia photographer's studio space. After some time working in the music studio, I started assisting him with shoots (carrying equipment, setting up lights and snapping a few pictures). From this point forward, I began developing a sincere interest in the art of photography.
I began asking more and more questions about his methods and techniques of taking pictures. He saw my dedication, artistic eye and willingness to understand. From under his wing, I learned an astonishing amount of information, which only fueled my newfound passion. I found that gaining experience was the best way to perpetually increase my knowledge and expertise, so I quickly spread my wings and began shooting on my own. The next thing I knew, I was shooting all over the city and meeting new and interesting people along the way from doctors, lawyers and CEOs to aspiring actors, models and pageant contestants. Through these experiences, I've come to find a new love and fascination for architectural photography: the beauty in both symmetrical and asymmetrical lines and patterns, perspectival perception, and capturing a structure's personality. Every building, structure and home, no matter the age, size or aesthetic makeup, carries within it a unique composition of individuality waiting to be showcased.
The arts will always be a very important part of my life, and photography is a medium that allows me to continually follow my passions and creativity. In the end, shedding your home's story in a beautiful light is my passion and primary goal.
When I’m not behind the camera, you can find me learning new instruments, enjoying the outdoors and collecting good bourbon.
From a young age I gravitated towards the arts. I would spend my Saturdays coloring, drawing, or painting. In high school I found a new interest in music. I taught myself how to play bass guitar and joined a few bands. I was enjoying these creative endeavors but I never thought of the arts as a potential career.
Near the end of my senior year of high school I decided to apply to Bloomsburg University. It was a local university with a small but engaging art department. I quickly immersed myself in the printmaking and graphic design classes. This is when I started to pick up a camera to document other artistic mediums. I was using it more as a tool than a creative outlet but I was familiarizing myself with the importance of the functionality of the camera. In the winter of 2013 I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Studio focusing on printmaking and graphic design. A few weeks after graduation I accepted a screen printing job at a local print shop. It was a basic job mostly printing t-shirts but I was still learning the daily tasks to make a small business run smoothly. The partners of the company saw my determination and handed me more responsibilities where I now manage the everyday operations of the business.
While continuing to print and design as a career I’ve also decided to focus on photography. Capturing a perfect moment in time is more accessible to me in this medium. It’s a way for me to push my creativity even further. As my interest in the arts continues to grow so will the satisfaction I get from them.
I was born and raised in Northeast Pennsylvania and consider it home. Once graduating high school, I decided to join the United States Air Force. I enjoyed my time in the Air Force and am very grateful for the opportunity to serve. After traveling across the globe and seeing various lands and gaining valuable life experience, I returned home from the military and began taking an interest in photography and started taking pictures as a hobby. After several years of exploring this new hobby, I found I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to pursue it in a professional setting as well. I have been working with Taylor for several years now as he has helped guide and instruct me on my career as a photographer. I take a lot of pride in my work and will always work diligently to get the best results for our customers. I now live in the Harrisburg area with my wife, Anna, and our dog, Red.
I love experiencing nature as much as possible, continuing my education as a student in Business, and enjoying the company of friends and family.