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 where physical activity wasn’t really an option so I spent all my time working on getting more serious about photography. Good for the soul to learn new things. I upgraded my equipment and started to try to take pictures every day and commit to becoming as proficient as possible. It’s been super rewarding and always working on trying to get better at what I do.
My main cameras are a Canon 7DMKII and Fuji X100T. For the Canon I mainly use Sigma Art Series lenses, 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 portraits. Haven’t really found anything it doesn’t work well with. 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 X100T. 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 X series.
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, reading and travelling and seeing live music. I am phobic of sharks and tend to have a fascination with Scotch Whiskies and monkeys.