About I can see mental pictures of my life so vividly, like a movie running in my head. This is how I remember everything. I do not see words, only images. I think this is why I really love and understand how photography can be so powerful. It captures a moment in time that we all can relive again and again. When I was six years old my parents gave me a 110-instamatic camera. It all began with photographs of my dogs, planes in the sky, and old mining cabins in Colorado where I grew up. Later photography evolved from capturing biking, rock climbing and windsurfing adventures with friends to earning a Fine Arts degree at Lewis and Clark College. My passion for photography and for learning has continued ever since. My photography is influenced by my deep love of movies and music - two other mediums of expression that can create such vast ranges of emotion we bring with us throughout our lives. I love how a song can transport me to a time and place in life, tapping into all of the associated visual memories. Travel has also been a huge influence on my photography. The other side of the world or just a short road trip can do phenomenal things to take the mind out of its daily routine and create a fresh perspective. So, I set out to create conceptualized images of people and let all of the above influence what gets captured in that click of a shutter. With a studio in Portland, Oregon and the world as a location, I have been fortunate enough to take the excitement that started so long ago and make it my career. As a commercial photographer, my goal is to merge creative images with the client’s objectives. During the past fourteen years I have been shooting for clients like Adidas, American Academy of Pediatrics, Columbia Sportswear, ESPN Rise, Intel, Multnomah Athletic Club, Nike, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland Monthly and Sahalie among other corporate and editorial clients.