I’ve always loved taking pictures. As a kid I played with any camera I could get my hands on. I didn’t really know anything about composition or technique I just knew it was fun and that sometimes, every once in a while, I would come up with a picture that looked like how I saw the world. Fast forward to being an adult and not much had changed, I still took a lot of pictures and enjoyed it but only occasionally would capture what I wanted to how I wanted to. It took me getting injured really badly with a ruptured Achilles to start to change that. After surgery I had 6-9 months of recovery time to look forward to and had no idea what I was going to do with my self for that long without being able to be active. I decided that was a perfect time to finally start to learn more and to become more serious about photography. I read everything I could find and took tons of online photography courses and practiced as much as I could trying to apply the things I was was learning. I still absorb as much as I can and imagine that will go on forever. There’s so many fascinating people and things and places in the world and seemingly endless ways of capturing them in time. Not sure I will ever learn them all but I am trying!
My main cameras are a Canon 7DMKII and my well worn but also well loved Fuji X100. For the Canon I mainly use Sigma Art Series Lense, my current favorite being the awesome 50-100 1.8 and my close 2nd being the 18-35 1.8. I use my 7D for events and product shots and tons of portraits and headshots. I love the heft and durability and image quality of it with the Sigma lenses and, though I will probably upgrade at some point, I am quite attached to it. For street photography and just general walking around taking pictures because it’s super fun to do that I use my X100. It’s quirky and odd and isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but I really do love it. For whatever reason when I take photos with it they just tend to look like I want them to. Can’t put my finger on it but there is something, some magic quality(at least for me) that the Fuji guys got right with the X100.
In my spare time when I am not taking pictures or working my day job sitting in a cubicle Googling things for people I enjoy cooking, biking(both pedal and motorcycle), studying Aikido and Karate and spending time with my lovely girlfriend Maria. I am phobic of sharks and tend to have a fascination with Scotch Whiskies and monkeys.