Seattle, WA, United States
I have always seen photography as a collaboration with the people I'm documenting and I bring that attitude to all my work, whether it was my earliest project photographing young Cambodian refugees in street gangs in the United States, or today, working in a factory or office here in Seattle. To be a great story teller you must get close, understand your subjects' lives and create images that are engaging and authentic. I've been using cameras since I was 6 years old to try to document the world around me and it's my goal everyday, no matter what the subject, to show how even the most mundane experiences of our lives can be impactful when seen with a sensitive and creative vision.
Now the hard part - where are you from? I'm an American, born in Switzerland, raised in the UK and sent to British all-boys schools, which is why my accent can be hard to pin down. I am also a versatile corporate, commercial, industrial & editorial photographer now based in Seattle after working out of Bangkok, Tokyo and Paris for 15 years. I've traveled and worked in over 30 countries photographing everything from conflicts in Southeast Asia to business leaders in Japan, roughnecks in Siberia to beer halls in Prague - a range of experiences that has prepared me for anything, including the challenge of chasing my two kids around with a camera.
My clients include many of the world's leading newspapers, magazines and multinational corporations, as well as small and medium size companies right here in Seattle. I've worked on contract for The New York Times for over 20 years and for Fortune Magazine since 2011.