I was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. I could field strip an M-16 blindfolded and engage a target from 500 hundred yards. I was proudly standing up for what I knew was right, but it wasn’t my calling.
Like most creatives, the path to my current place in life has been circuitous. After four years of working side-by-side with some of the bravest people I’ve come to know, I put down my weapon, picked up a camera, and never looked back.
Photography has since taken me around the world; Over mountaintops, across plains, and into the lives of countless beautiful people. I have seen triumph and tragedy through my lens. And gained incredible wisdom along the way.
I served my country because I chose to. I make pictures because I can’t not.