Once upon a time, I wanted to be a fashion photographer. After falling in love with the works of Herb Ritts, Philip Dixon and Peter Lindberg I was on a mission! I taught myself the basics of photography and a year later, by some bizarre twist of fate I won a scholarship to The School of Visual Arts in NYC. While in school and pursuing fashion dreams I realized three things. I…really didn’t give a damn about clothes, designers, pink being the new black, who’s fabulous, what’s fierce or whatever they were force feeding this season.. People in the fashion industry seem to think that they are truly making a valued contribution to the world. C’mon folks… we’re talking about pic…tur…es…of………………………clothes. Yer not curing cancer. I really just wanted to see pretty girls take their clothes – OFF. Not put more – ON. Let’s get honest here.
I scored an assistant photographer gig working on Playboy shoots. I was making money, traveling and learning far more on the job that in the classroom. I was working on Playboy shoots!! I worked under Gen Nishino and Debbee May for three years. Eventually, I grew tired of dealing with NYC’s winters so I packed up and relocated to Los Angeles.
As far as photo-geek stuff… I’m not a big techie. I love toys as much as the next guy but I prefer to keep things simple and with out too many complications.
Most of my shoots are pure improv…
In summation, I’m just a big dork who takes pictures of things…
I’ve worked for Penthouse, FOX Magazine, Gallery Magazine, Bass Player Magazine, Guitar Player Magazine, Campus Circle, Playboy and numerous websites for various musicians, actors, adult film stars, Playboy Playmates and Penthouse Pets.