I’m a self-taught Los Angeles based photographer, and have been shooting for more than 25 years. I got my first break in the business by sneaking into the art dept at Capitol Records (!) where I somehow persuaded the head of the art department to look at my portfolio 😅 This actually resulted in getting my first album cover job for Capitol (photographing rapper Schooly-D) instead of getting bounced out on my ass.
My focus is on creating authentic, incisive photographs. I am inspired by the challenge of helping shape the persona people present to the world.
My shoots generally unfold in a loose, journalistic style. Rather than explicitly and overtly controlling the scene, I prepare in advance and leave space for something spontaneous to happen, then catch and shape it.