I was born in Stuttgart, Germany and raised between Stuttgart and Denver, Colorado. Having always been raised relatively close to nature, I love being outdoors and feel especially at home in the mountains. Having also been raised between two countries, I've always seen myself as a global citizen and love to travel the world.
I fell in love with photography in high school, initially drawn to the way it combined science and art. Though I'd always been creative, nothing came more naturally in the world to me than taking photos, and I still feel this way today.
I went on to study photography at The Brooks Institute in California and at The New School in New York, where I began my photography career. My photographs have since been published in W Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, The Wall Street Journal and Schön Magazine, and I have worked with clients such as Steve Madden, The American Heart Association and The Gerald J. Friedman Foundation.
Though I continue to shoot a range of commercial and editorial work, I am especially passionate about portraiture. I love using portraiture to tell a person’s story and draw out what makes them unique, beautiful and interesting. My portrait series have been covered by The Huffington Post, Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire, and featured in international photo exhibits. In 2017, my "Transparent" series, celebrating the transgender community, was endorsed by Kenneth Cole and used in a campaign by The Gerald J. Friedman Foundation to highlight its transgender health and wellness programs in New York.
In addition to photography, I have also written two books: “What They Didn’t Teach You in Photo School” (2015) and “If You’re Bored With Your Camera, Read This Book” (2017) published by Ilex Press.
When I'm not shooting and writing you can find me at home gardening and painting, drinking coffee, learning to surf or traveling the world with my wife, Kris.