I’m entering my 12th year as a contract photographer for Port of Long Beach and their shipping industry partners.
Aside from snapping aerials, a majority of my pictures are candid action shots of people working in and around the cargo terminals. Gritty and raw, those images are my favorite to capture, where I’m surround by hardworking people using their hands the same way they did 100 years ago. There’s something amazing about history repeating itself here.
I’m honored to work alongside the US Coast Guard, Navy, Harbor Patrol, Dive Team and Stevedores to capture there moments and portraits at one of the world’s largest seaports.
[Check out my documentary project Here]
Capsule manufactures the highest quality coffee bars on the market.
A successful startup based in Costa Mesa, CA, this company’s culture is just as neat as the products they produce. I love working with industrial companies that share my desire to capture and share authentic, bold and bright imagery.
As their photographer & videographer, I keep the visuals inline with their modern, simple and clean brand.
Focusing mostly in a documentary style, with clean and modern compositions, my clients tell me the images are highly adaptable when applied to their brand while showcasing the overall exciting feel of the event.
We’re therapists, engineers, teachers, photographers, doctors, students…
Most of us work at it full time during the week so we can play full time on the weekends. The balance works for most of us.
On trips to Joshua Tree, we move around the desert on the sun’s schedule. During the day we mostly climb. At night we huddle, usually around a campfire that Johann keeps going all evening, or in my VW van where we are protected from the wind. Pour over coffees and beer are always on the menu, and someone is always eating something yummy, the group knows good food.
We are at peace here among the Joshua Trees and Boulders, having amazing conversation, and connecting in the best ways.
At Home with Ry & Ru
When you leave a home behind that holds a piece of yourself within its walls, you want to remember that sacred space and time.
This couple left the hustle and bustle of Downtown LA for a new home on the Westside, near Venice CA. Two weeks before they moved out, I came in and captured these images of their soon to be old space, and them in it.
Highlighting a few of Southern California’s universities, these images focus on showing campus life culture.
Most universities are behind the curve of having a modern, bright and engaging feel in their images, I am helping shift Southern California in that direction. With the many composition options and a bright quality, using mostly natural light, my clients tell me how adaptable the photographs are, suitable for new bold and transparent marketing approaches.
The goal with this project was to connect with real riders, get out on the road and show the look and feel of the culture and clothing retail brand.
The client refers to this library of images as modern, sleek, bright, and true to the Specialized Retail brand.
The setting is Southern California in Orange County.
In search of mindfulness, practicing our moving meditation.
The focus is narrow - cast, drift, watch, and do it again… And if you’re lucky, you strike and reel it in.
The mountains are calling…
In 2017, I spent three days in a row in one terminal documenting the import process of cargo too large to go inside containers.
Think MASSIVE, LOUD, ORGANIZED CHAOS.
This is the fast pace and often dangerous inner workings of a “Roll on-Roll off” terminal.
Outside is where the magic happens…
Natural light, moments that are REAL and RAW. Deep meaningful conversations at sunset, walk, play, climb, fish…
All the things!