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As a young child, my Mom enrolled me in private lessons for Art. I attended for a few years, but somewhere along the line it was put on the backburner… temporarily. Many times I considered picking it back up, but it just never happened. Around the age of 7, my parents enrolled me in Martial Arts Classes. This is probably the main reason I didn’t fully stick with Art or pick it back up at any time. I became fascinated with Martial Arts, and it has become a lifelong journey of 24+ years now. Martial Arts has given me many things, one of which is an outlet for artistic expression. I enjoyed artistic expression of human movement; the artistic nature of two fighters battling in the ultimate expression of human performance. As far as my Martial Arts Career, I’ve competed all over the world and hold a black belt in Taekwon-Do and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. My travels around the world are some of my fondest memories and my biggest regrets are not fully taking the time to capture many of them…. and so they remain, a fond memory that fades slightly with each passing year.
It was around my college years that my interest in photography was really sparked. My grandfather gave me some graduation money, and I bought my first digital camera to take to college. I took it with me to the Philadelphia Zoo, and there I spent all day photographing the animals. It was then that I realized that I loved photography and why. I loved stopping the action; freezing a moment in time. It wasn’t so much the “posed” portrait style images that I captured that got my attention, but the ones that froze action and captured a moment, an expression, a feeling, a mood…. the images that seemed to really capture the essence of a moment and freeze in time what someone might be thinking, doing or feeling. It was the “genuine” nature of the moment that I was after.
It’s been many years since I bought my first camera… but many times in my photographic journey I’ve fallen back on those things I’ve learned as a young child in my first art classes. In my Journey I’ve captured all sorts of moments of life: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitions, MMA Fights, Kickboxing Matches, Wrestling Tournaments, Children at Play, Families, Landscapes, Pets, and some of my personal favorites: Butterfly Photography and Macro Photography.
As I’ve grown and expanded my vision and portfolio, my main reason for my love of photography has remained:
I love to Capture Life As We Live It.
As a photographer, my goal is to capture the life we live.
When we look back, that is exactly what we’ll want our friends and family to remember:
How we lived… the path we took, the friends we made, and the moments that took our breath away.
My goal is to capture those moments as real and as authentic as they actually happen, so that when you see the image years from now you are drawn back to a memory… a journey in life… just as it happened.