Phoenix, Arizona ( United States )
I am a photographer by passion and trade. I have been wielding a camera in a variety of manners for nearly a decade and am a member of the Assocation of Independent Architectural Photographers.
My education is in the engineering and construction field and I worked as a project manager for various construction firms before abandoning it for my true passion. I am well versed in all manners of construction terminology and am very in tune to the orchestration required to create a structure. This knowledge mixed with my understanding of photography allows me to capture the true essence of any building or construction activity.
landscapes, fine art/abstract, other
It began with the first 110 camera put into my hands as a young kid. Ever since that, I have always had a camera of some kind in my hands.
Buildings small and large intrigue me for their detail and their personality. It is also the challenge in making any building look good for a client that is exciting. Making the Taj Mahal look good is easy. Making Ted's Mini Mall look good takes work and creativity!
I have been working professionally with my own company for two years. Prior to that, my photographic work was for the construction firms I was working for. In total I have been photographing for clients in some form or another for 7 years
I shoot with various equipment depending on the subject matter, the client, and the mood. My primary camera body is a Sony A700. When I feel the mood for film shooting, I use a Minolta Maxxum 7 and a Kiev 88.
I am very quick to detail both my strengths and weaknesses, but have a very easy going manner.
I believe that quality is a way of life in photography. A client hires a photographer for a professional representaiton of a project. It is our responsibility to capture the essence of the scene and attempt to tell the story of the time and effort that went into creating the masterpiece.