I like telling stories with my photographs. I strive to go beyond showing what a space or structure looks like and share my experience of the design.
This impacts shot selection, styling, scheduling and composition. My visual story telling has always been one of my greatest strengths.
"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too." JFK
This speech by JFK on the Apollo program exemplifies why I chose interiors and architecture photography as my specialty, and why I am dedicated to to this discipline even after 30 years. I do it because it's a challenge. Each and every photograph I create presents me with new and unique challenges. I use my experience, my innate creativity, talent and inventiveness to overcome these challenges.
And I'm loving every minute of it.
I work with my client as a part of a creative team, most often I am the team leader because I have the best overall picture of our strategic goals and am in charge of the tactics employed to achieve them. My experience in the US Navy, decades of experience as a team leader and career long commitment to professional development of my leadership skills have proven themselves to be invaluable on photo shoots time and time again.
Looking back on my career I find that the images of which I am most proud are the ones that presented me with the greatest technical challenges. I love a challenge.