I'm a 22 year old Automotive Photographer based out of Los Angeles. I started a photography / marketing company with a good friend of mine from high school, Hudson Wallbank. He was the wing and I was the point guard on our 9th grade basketball team.
Our business works specifically for car dealerships - enhancing their online presence by providing locally-shot photography with a corporate quality.
My initial love for photography was inspired by travel at a very young age. My parents would take my sister and me to a different part of the world every spring break, such as Morocco, India, and Cameroon, to name a few. Documenting these trips came naturally to me, and I loved it. Travel photography to this day is my greatest passion.
Looking back on becoming a photographer, I couldn't be more grateful to my parents for taking me on those trips. I not only learned of other life and philosophy, but from an artist's standpoint, I started to see things differently. For me that is being able to visualize a given scene as if it were the final print. Looking at what's real and being able to see how the light would render in a camera's sensor, how the world would change if we zoomed in or out from our 22mm eye, and how a scene may feel if it were stopped a specific fraction of a second.
Because of this disposition one of the most curious things to me is how other photographers might see the same thing. Many of us produce great work but it never looks the same, everyone sees everything slightly differently, and I find that very curious.
Since starting our business in Oregon, Hudson and I moved to Los Angeles and have grown our brand to servicing over 40 dealerships in various cities along the west coast - from San Francisco to Honolulu. We have nine full-time employees providing inventory and location photography in Honolulu and Los Angeles.
My long-term goal is to photograph cars on a corporate level, and in the interim, continue to explore and document life as it so miraculously happens.