Thank you for finding me here. Photography is my life. I took my first photos in the 1970s and 1980s while growing up in lower Manhattan following the path of a mother who always documented the lives of her children with an instamatic Kodak and later a Minolta SLR. That same Minolta helped me get my first photo published in The New York Times. After attending college in upstate New York and several years of newspaper photography in New Jersey and Connecticut, I left the East Coast to work as a staff photographer in San Diego, California from the mid-1990s through 2016. After more than two decades at the SD Union Tribune, curiosity led me to learn all I could about the drone industry, finding side work inspecting utility lines, teaching others, and working with clients like the Chula Vista Police Department on their drone surveillance system all the while acquiring flight hours and experience, and continuing as a freelance visual specialist, taking still photos and creating video documentaries for clients. I've been fortunate to have my images appear in National Geographic, LIFE, Sports Illustrated, the Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Associated Press, Paris-Match, Stern and local Southern California TV broadcasts.
Collaboration is at the heart of why I do what I do. Preconception is great, but preconceived notions are not. Let's do it together. Let's plan the shoot, discuss the possibilities, try out locations, timing, situations, props and poses. Endless options make for better photos. I plan extensively, offer suggestions, yet go with the flow to make memorable images and video.