Moments. Brief but memorable places or faces in time passed...the very fabric of our lives is comprised of moments. I have always felt that a good photographer doesn't simply capture a moment, but creates moments to be captured. That is what I do and I happen to love it.
For 10 years I plodded away quite successfully in sales and marketing, but was never really satisfied because my creativity wasn't being engaged. And then one day, I just decided to take the leap, a leap that turned out to be a wonderfully enlightening journey. It quickly became clear to me—even in those early days of my photography career—that the exciting people and artistic creativity I encountered on a daily basis were what really stimulated me. Based in New York City at the time, I was able to work with extremely talented artists and vanguard creative individuals on projects ranging from international advertising campaigns to simple portraits. Being a professional photographer offered me the opportunity to travel the globe, taking me to exotic parts of the world I'd only dreamt of exploring.
The events of September 11, 2001 gave us all pause. Living in New York City that day and the months and years to follow, I had plenty of time to do a lot of reflecting. What kept coming to my mind was family. So, in 2004, I returned to the city and state where I was born and raised, Houston, Texas, and I've grown as a photographer because of it. Setting up shop in Houston, I decided shooting fashion and beauty would no longer be my primary focus and so began to hone my skills in many other areas, discovering new subjects to photograph. I am still discovering and I happen to love it. It has been a wonderful journey....
Moments... glorious moments. There's nothing I enjoy more. They're what I live for. Would you like to make one? I'd enjoy nothing more.