I started shooting pictures in High School so my friends and I could see how we surfed, we had to use our friends Dads camera and lenses because we were to young to purchase our own. Just before the end of High School about by Junior year my brother gave me a Pentax camera he had brought back from Vietnam. I experimented with this camera as much as I could during High School because we could develop film for free at school. After High school I continued to shoot with that old Pentax but rarely could I afford film or developing.
I continued taking pictures when I could afford the film mostly just documenting life events, family vacations and kids. When my board building career ended and I got a job with a sportswear company I was able to be more prolific and assist in photo shoots for catalogs and ads. I was lucky enough to be surrounded by 2 terrific Art Directors who were both great photographers.During my tenure in the sportswear business I was exposed to all manner of media from movie making, video and photo. We hired many famous artists to come in and work on projects which turned into great learning experiences.
Eventually I ended up working for a start up SUP Magazine where I would take photos, write stores and travel to events and document the experience in photos. I continued to document the growth of SUP during my time running one of the largest SUP Companies in the US.
I still travel and document SUP events and I also enjoy shooting my first love "Surfing"