I grew up in a musical family. My dad was a radio DJ for 30 years. My earliest memories were in radio stations and recording studios. I grew up with the intentions of being in the music industry as a career. I attained my goal in 2008 after recording with a local artist in New Jersey and shortly after, joining the staff of a small indie label. I managed artist, helped plan small tours, radio and T.V. appearances, and even hand deliver albums to music stores.
As the music industry began to suffer and make big changes, the record label I worked at closed its doors. I started taking college courses at Middlesex County College in Central Jersey, bought a camera and started shooting weddings with a friend. After two years, my wife and I made the decision to move back to Atlanta where I continued taking college courses.
One day while taking a break in between classes, I saw smoke rising through some trees. I grabbed my camera and drove until I reached the fire. I snapped a few photos and called the local paper. Jessica Loeding, the managing editor of The Daily Tribune News in Cartersville, Georgia called me back and asked if I was interested in filling the photography position for a few weeks while the chief photographer was out on medical leave. After several weeks of shooting as many as five small assignments a day, I was hooked and have not looked back. I now freelance for Associated Press, Atlanta Journal Constitution, European Pressphoto Agency, and various other publications. My work has been published in New York Times, The Boston Globe Washington Post, NBC News, CBS News, The Guardian, TIME, and more. When I’m not covering stories and events, I’m out shooting my own stories.
I recently graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Communications with a focus in Journalism and a minor in Engagement Marketing.
Interested In Hiring Me?
Yes, I am available for editorial assignments. Contact me through the website if you need editorial coverage for any news events or stories in the south east.
This is the first photo I ever had published in a newspaper. A man set a field on fire. It ran on the front page of The Daily Tribune News, a small paper in North Georgia, the next day.