Time is money, so I'll cut to the chase. I'm here to create and collaborate. I'm also very appreciative I get to do both for a living. As a kid, I was the family photographer— i.e. the only one who wouldn’t crop off people’s heads or stick their finger in front of the lens. That was the first time I realized taking photographs truly puts me where I'm most content. More importantly, it affords me the ability to remember the details of my life and revisit them anytime I like.
In another life, I was a member of the “real world.” As a manager for a national healthcare company and also in the golf and tennis business, I oversaw thousands of employees and generated millions of dollars in revenue my first 12 years out of college. These roles taught me how to manage tasks, meet budgets, delegate responsibility and approach every assignment with 100% commitment and energy. I take every project as serious as you do. After leaving the corporate world for a freelance lifestyle, I learned photography is my method for conversing.
From my college football days in the S.E.C. to being an office executive, I have already lived many different lives. These experiences give me the ability to find commonality with most any subject or campaign. If a project catches my eye, I am always up for the challenge. I'm a long time Florida native now based in Nashville and will travel anywhere for the right collaboration. I always strive to produce great storytelling images that exceed expectations—while having as much fun as possible, of course. I invite you to look at my portfolio, which I feel stands on its own, then get to know me as a person. If I can’t grasp your vision, I promise to fire myself on the spot.
At the end of the day, the camera just makes sense to me, and that must count for something, right?
Photograph : Laurel Higman
2013 PDN "The Shot" Winner