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!" (and it's always 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 always feels like it's over way too soon.
And that, friend, is why I love