Oh, hi there!
Thanks for stopping by my website. I'm a music and studio photographer based near Princeton in Mercer County, NJ. I shoot concerts, music events, and portraits.
I've been taking photos for nearly as long as I can remember. I got a camera of my very own - a Polaroid! - as a gift from my dad on my 12th birthday. My cameras have changed over the years, but I'm always shooting something.
Some people ask why I love music photography. Short answer: The energy; it's almost tangible. Whether shooting from the pit, in a club, or doing a photo shoot, the artists I've been lucky enough to photograph clearly love what they do and I do my best to capture some of that magic forever.
Growing up, I bought all the rock mags: "Metal Edge," "Hit Parader," "Rip," "Rock Scene," and pretty much any others that featured my favorite rock bands. I was one of those people who always checked the photo credits. I never in a million years would have imagined back then that I'd one day be working for one of those famous rock photographers, running his office and editing photos for submission to all of those publications and more!
Later, I became one of the photographers represented by his photo agency and I started shooting bands. I will never forget the first time I saw one of my photos printed in "Metal Edge" (it was a small, b&w photo of Slik Toxik)! It was so exciting that it was almost surreal. Since then, my photos have been published in magazines around the world, including "Kerrang!" (which was also beyond exciting).
Every time I'm at a venue waiting for the artist to take the stage, I'm super excited and can hardly believe how lucky I am to get to do this. Most artists seem to understand that I'm there for them and am working to capture them in a way that represents their performance and results in images that their fans will love. It feels like it's always over way too soon.
But what about headshots and portraits? I love doing that, too! It's getting to work with people and they're ALL rock stars in their own right! My subjects always tell me that they had fun on our shoot and, I hope, it's not as nerve-wracking as they think it could be. Time on a shoot just flies by and we work together to get the look they want. It's awesome! Who could ask for more in their job?
And that, friend, is why I love