You won't find low hanging fruit among my images. Misery and despair is easy to find. My hope is to explore the beauty of our world and some of it's unique characters within. To capture that eye to eye moment is magical. Sharing a powerful moment then parting forever, knowing everyone's lives had been changed, especially mine.
Professional history and accomplishments:
Vested Camera/Steadicam operator in Hollywood, Ca. Member Local #600 International Cinematographers Guild
Vested Key Grip, Member Local #80 Motion Picture Studio Grips
Inducted into the (soc) The Society of Camera Operators-2010
Winning photograph; "Happy India" London International Creative Competition 2017
2017 Leica gallery- Fresh Focus "Light at the End of the Tunnel"
The Perfect Exposure Gallery exhibition "India and Beyond" 49 image display
Book published as . "Plastic Fantistic does the City of Angels" Available on Amazon book.com
2018- Restaurant gallery "What a World it is!" "Cafe Carolina" Long term 20 images installed
The Perfect Exposre Gallery "Private collection" "Endevouers” Last Flight"
IPA Photo award Honorary mention "Swans"
2017- Nominated by Society of Camera Operators; For Best New Camera Support invention The "Original" Slider
IPA Photo award "Honorary" mention "Proud Man"
IPA Photo award "Honorary mention "Holy man"
2018- The Perfect Exposure gallery "I see Faces too" "Thru My Eyes"
Apogee Photo.com "Travel Wonderlust" A 10 part photo/travel written series.
2017- Asian Traveler magazine "A World without Pain" 22 images of the Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
My world is with my camera.
I received my very first Brownie 127 when I was 12 years old. Since then, my entire working life has been entirely devoted to the still or live action film making process. A career as a television and feature film Camera/Steadicam operator has been a dream come true.
To pick up my Nikon and capture that special still moment is magic.
99% of the images displayed within this site were taken with the exact same lens package. Prime 1982 AI Nikon glass has been my ammo. Zoom/auto focus lenses are not welcomed in my kit.
There are a few select images shot with either a Holga, Leica, MD2 or a “Widelux but the Nikon has been my primary camera.
Camera's at my side, I continue to "hunt" so I may contribute content to various publications to promote safe and successful travel and photography. Plus it's so much fun!
These are some of my personnel / professional photos.
The introduction of the camera slider. Included in this collection are images from a camera movement system called, The "Original" Slider. Jerry Giacalone and I created and branded this film tool in 1998.
It sits as the industry standard in Hollywood for safe and presice camera movement
I've made my career from the moving image. Aerial, underwater or full on stunt sequences has been my hunting ground and profession.
But sometimes peoples lives are changed by the simple, beautiful still image. Usually it's mine. I love it!