I had the honor of photographing George E. Smith, a Vietnam Veteran and former Prisoner of War for 614 Magazine.
The Vietnam War has resurfaced in the American consciousness lately thanks in large part to the documentary by Ken Burns.
The documentary tells the story of the Vietnam War through the experiences of everyday soldiers on both sides, eschewing pundits, talking heads, and politicians. In doing so, it offers viewers an opportunity to see something they thought they understood in a completely new way.
I had a similar experience while talking to and photographing George. Read More
Vada Azeem is a modern day Renaissance Man - Author, Illustrator, Musician - the man wears many hats.
His first book, "The Boy Who Tried to Touch the Sun" which he wrote and illustrated was released in October. The launch included a reading at the Columbus Museum of Art as well as articles in several local publications. Read more about Vada, his non-traditional path to become a children's book author, and see some of my images for the story at 614 Magazine. Read More
While most of my professional jobs are shot on a DSLR, many of the images on my Instagram account are taken with my iPhone.
Because I always have it with me, and for most photos, its perfectly adequate. To elevate those images from adequate to exceptional, try one of these apps. Read More
Every year, people flood the small town of Circleville, Ohio to see some of the largest pumpkins in the world and eat some pumpkin flavored treats. This year I made the trip to Circleville, not to take photos of the pumpkins, but to document the people who work at and attend the show - and maybe eat a couple pumpkin flavored donuts... Read More
I just love the Columbus Flea.
So, when Queen Flea Nikki gave me the go ahead to set up my mobile photo studio and snap some portraits, I was pretty excited. Read More
The push and pull of two opposite but interdependent elements and the emotions they evoke. Read More
Utah is one of those places that seems unreal in photos. The rocky, red canyon cliffs create an otherworldly landscape that feels more like Mars than Earth.
If you think its surreal in photos though, you should see it in person. Read More
Nashville proudly calls itself the Music City and it doesn’t take long to see why. Country music, cowboy hats, and Johnny Cash – this is one city that knows how to stay on message. For music fans, Nashville offers an endless buffet – ranging from clichéd modern country to classic blues, modern folk, and more. This is what Nashville is known for. Read More
The 10th and final Independents' Day took place September 16-17 and I knew wanted to document one aspect of what has made this festival so great - its people. Rather than shooting candid photos of attendees and performers, I decided to lug a backdrop and lighting rig down to the festival. Read More
I worked with American Express on a series of images highlighting some of the small businesses and neighborhoods that make Columbus special. Read More
I had the opportunity to photograph the Ohio State Fair for 1812 Columbus. The diverse combination of people, animals, and events create a quirky and colorful buffet of fun. Here’s my attempt to capture just a little bit of the unique magic that is the Ohio State Fair. Read More
I've started working with 1812 Columbus, contributing articles, photo essays, and updates from my travels. Read More
ABC 6 did a story on my journey to professional photographer during a recent shoot. Read More
I had the pleasure of photographing the famous and decadent Sells Circus Mansion for 614 Home. The house remains an homage to its original owner's role as the founder of the Sells Circus. Read More
I swung by the Good Day Columbus studio to share some quick tips for taking better photos with your iPhone during your summer travels. Read More
The Columbus Museum of Art became the first museum in the country to exhibit photos shot entirely on cell phone cameras. Photos were submitted online, via Instagram and out of 45,000 submissions, three of mine were selected. Read More
I partnered with the folks at Threadless for the launch of a new sublimated printing technique that is ideally suited for photography. Read More
I worked with Mashable and XBOX on an immersive, sponsored content project to promote the release of Forza 6. Read More
I talked with Jordan over at the Hashtagged Podcast about being intentional in your photography, focusing on creating unique images that tell a story, and overcoming your fear of photographing strangers. Read More