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CINEMATOGRAPHY The Panavision anamorphics and Kodak film of 90’s features, have undoubtedly made the strongest impression on my cinematic style. I love seeing intentional camera movement that doesn’t draw attention to itself, and a focal length that allows the audience to breathe and take it all in. Watching these films, I’m reminded of why I chose to pursue filmmaking.

Short Film, The New Season

Commercial Work, Sanctuary

idea emerged as I lisNEW SEASON This tened to a piece of music by Ursine Vulpine. I imagined someone transitioning in life, a change of seasons for them. I was reminded of the following quote from The Art of Travel, which inevitably became the voice over.

“It was hard to say when exactly winter arrived. The decline was gradual, like that of a person into old age, inconspicuous from day to day until the season became an established, relentless reality. First came a dip in evening temperatures, then days of continuous rain, confused gusts of atlantic wind,

dampness, the fall of leaves and the changing of the clocks. Though there were still occasional moments of reprieve, mornings when one could leave the house without a coat and the sky was cloudless and bright. But they were like false signs of recovery in a patient upon whom death has already passed it’s sentence. By december the new season was entrenched, and the city was covered almost everyday by an ominous steel grey sky” - Alain de Botton

Short Film, The New Season

Short Film, The New Season

Short Film, Find Me

Non-fiction Short, Goodbye Summer

Short Film, The New Season

Short Film, The New Season

Music Video, When We Were Younger - The Careful Ones

Canon 5D Mark II

PHOTOGRAPHY Before you can create a great image, you must be willing to set the camera aside and have an honest conversation with yourself and the subject, creating an atmosphere of transparency that allows truth to step forward. More than anything, a photograph tells of the relationship between a photographer and the subject. And when it comes to lighting, less is often more. Where the light fades into shadow, that is the most beautiful part of an image.

I N F LUEN C E O F M AST E R SCUL PTO RS One of the most significant achievements of the master sculptors, was their ability to communicate movement through a cold, hard medium. How much more should I expect of myself as a photographer posing live subjects? There’s literally no excuse. Ugolino and His Sons, is such a massive achievement and quite overwhelming to view in person. There was natural light coming in from the skylights, so I chose to shoot for the highlights and underexpose by two stops. It was a risk but I believe the final image helps you fully appreciate the artist’s commitment to anatomical realism.

Mamiya C330, Ilford FP4 125 - Underexposed 2 Stops

Canon 5D Mark III

Mamiya 645 Super, Kodak Portra 400NC - Pushed 2 Stops

Canon 5D Mark II

Mamiya 645AF, Kodak Portra 160

Canon 5D Mark II

Nikon N65, Fuji Neopan Acros 100

Mamiya 645AF, Ilford FP4 125

Nikon N65, Kodak Portra 160

C O U N T R I ES V I S I T ED Peru Philippines USA Canada Haiti Qatar Kuwait Iraq Jordan Egypt Morocco Germany France

My personal items from the Iraq War, 2007, USMC Infantry

“It’s important for me to surround myself with the things I love, to remind me who I am, and what led me to pursue filmmaking.”

June 1964, 130 US Deaths in Vietnam

E D U CAT I ON 4yr Marine Infantry Coastal Carolina - General Studies 1yr Valencia College - B&W Photography 1yr Full Sail University - Bachelor of Science Film 4yr

The desert is the truest wilderness. Years ago, I thought I had lost myself there. The feeling of returning home from Iraq, alive, was nothing short of being reborn. Since then, I’ve traveled to the deserts of Egypt, Jordan, and Morocco, and it is no longer a place of fear. Instead, it is a place I now love, as I have truly found myself there. After witnessing conflict first hand, I returned to museums and the classroom with a new-

found appreciation for mankind’s fragility. Studying the visual arts has helped me understand the struggles of humanity, and reminded me of how important it is to connect with one another.

Pentax k1000, Kodak Portra 160



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