Born in Atlanta, GA, I found an interest in creating images with technology early on in my life. Fascinated with the magic of digital image capture since before I could walk, I grew up regularly experimenting with DV and MiniDV home video cameras during vacations and holiday events.
By the fourth grade, I had begun to teach myself music production and mix engineering, as well as editing and compositing in Final Cut Pro and After Effects. By 7th grade, I had added basic prosumer videography to this list and had completed a comprehensive research project that introduced me to in-depth film production. Before long, I found myself faced with a difficult decision: Moving forward as an audio engineer, or as a filmmaker. The choice became clear in 2009 after I was given an opportunity to film and edit a series of music videos for musician Marshall "Mars" Manning. After more than a year of doing it all -- Directing, shooting, lighting, editing, and VFX -- I ultimately found my passion in the discipline of cinematography, where I could combine my technical knowledge and attention to detail with the task of creating meaning and symbolism within every frame of a moving image.
Focusing on evoking emotions through careful lighting, composition, and camera movements, my passion and dedication for my craft is what drives me. Even today, I choose to spend most of my spare time studying and sharpening my skills, whether it's observing the behavior of natural light or learning from the work of the legendary cinematographers who have inspired me.