Born in the "Rust Belt" of the United States, I first found inspiration photographing the decay of the once-thriving steel city where I grew up, Youngstown, Ohio. Stills photography, a love of documentary film, and strong interest in music production led me to pursue an education in film and art. After graduating a few years ago, I moved to Los Angeles where I have worked as a camera operator, editor, and director of photography on various narrative films, commercials, and documentaries.
Recently, I traveled through Morocco for several months where I studied Arabic intensively while working on a personal photography project along with a documentary.
I have an undying interest in alternative film processing techniques, traditional animation on film, and hand-painted clear leader films. My goal is to use these "experimental" film methods to enhance my personal documentary and narrative films.