I'm a 23 year old Automotive Photographer based out of Long Beach, CA. I started a photography / marketing company with a friend of mine from high school, Hudson Wallbank. We were both 16 years old when we first started providing photography and social media management for Mercedes-Benz of Medford (Oregon).
Our business mostly targets car dealerships, enhancing their online presence by providing locally-shot photography with a corporate quality. “We reflect the physical excellence of your dealership, online.”
My initial love for photography was inspired by travel. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit many different countries and experience many different cultures. All of which have provided a unique influence on my photographic craft and personal character. Photographing my travels, to this day, is my greatest passion.
Over the years, photography continues to give me the gift of being able to see things differently. In particular, it shows me how to find beauty in the ordinary, and it teaches me how to pay extremely close attention to my surroundings. A great representation of this can be found in the film, American Beauty, when Ricki is showing Jane his video of a plastic bag floating around in the wind, and this is what he says about it –
“It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. Right? And this bag was just dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. That's the day I realized that there was this entire life behind things… Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember... Sometimes there's just so much beauty in the world.”
My career goal is to provide photographic content for corporate automotive manufacturers. In the meantime, I plan on continuing to build my business and hone my craft as an artist.