Since 1992, I've been dawdling around North Carolina with either a pen, stylus, or camera in my hands. Up until age 12, I also had a fishing rod or four-wheeler nearby, but that's what happens when you grow up on the coast of North Carolina near the Outer Banks. Even though the beach can be a peaceful place to live, for as long as I could remember I wanted to move up into the Appalachian Mountains to see some of the most gorgeous season changes around.
After finishing high school where I retook Theatre about 7 times just for fun, took tons of photos of friends and families, and drew cartoons of people I knew constantly, I decided Appalachian State was the place to go. When I visited, all the various art programs were astounding.
Originally, I was going to major in Theatre and minor in Photography... and maybe draw a comic on the side, because I like to dabble in everything and I don't think there's anything wrong with that. BUT it only took one intro film class to realize that photography was what I needed to be doing in life. And thus, I graduated with my Bachelors in Commercial Photography!
I started traveling to a few cities like Charlotte and Greensboro to see if I could get into anything interesting to photograph. In these areas, I made good friends with many bands and taverns of the local music scene. Particularly, the heavy metal scene. I started getting side jobs while in college photographing live performances and demo photos for new bands or upcoming singles. For a while, I really wanted this to be where I go, and I still want to sometime.
As exciting as the music scene was, nothing gets me more excited than finding new ways to photograph products in natural light or finding just the right angle to photograph precious portraits or creative minds. At the same time, I've been working on my own random cartoon doodles this year and hope to start incorporating those as well. I've been doing cartoon commissions on the side for years and I decided it was time it became a bigger part of my life as not only a photographer, but a cartoonist.
In August of 2016, I took the big leap of driving all the way across the country (literal coast to coast) to Seattle, Washington. The journey has been long from growing up on an island, college in the mountains, and now life in the big city of Seattle! Feel free to contact me if you're looking for some laughter in the studio.
Currently in search of jobs for photo editing, photo storage organizing/filing, and studio assisting.
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