Okay. Â I’ve read a hundred photographer bio’s. Â According to nearly all of them, this is the part where I tell you how photography is my life and how it gives me a chance to get all this pent up creative vision out of my system. Â Then I should say something about how I just eat, sleep, and breathe all things photography. Â And of course it’s where I say that my style is the perfect fusion of photojournalism, lifestyle, fashion, and traditional…oh yeah baby. Â Oh, and of course I’m the most fun person ever and I’m really cool and everybody loves me and I love everybody and I can create run on sentences. Â
W - R - O - N - G. Â Seriously though. Â I’m just a regular guy. Â First of all, photography is not my life. Â Do I love it? Â Yes. Â Would I like to be a pro photog the rest of my life? Â Heck yes. Â Do I get a big kick out of it and get good feedback? Â Sure. Â But come on…it’s not my life. Â It’s a part of life. Â Besides, our lives should be defined more by who it is we’re becoming than what it is we’re doing.
Back on task. Â I’m just a regular guy. Â Have I mentioned that yet? Â I like to hang out with Julie and Trager and my family and my friends. Â I like steak and want a new grill. Â In fact I want way too many toys (most photography related, so at least that’s good). Â But as a general rule of thumb, I need to be more content. Â I stay up too late. Â I love sports and music, and have spent a lot of time playing both. Â I like the Cubs and ask myself “why” at the end of every season. Â I like movies and reading but don’t do it enough. Â I have a to do list a mile long. Â That reminds me, I need to mow before the weekend. Â I’m really involved in my church and believe in the Grace of Christ. Â I try to live on a budget and don’t like debt. Â I have an idea about once a week that I believe could be aÂ legitimate startup. Â I love learning (it’s even my top Strength according to the book). Â I… have other interests/priorities besides photography. Â But I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
About photography though… Â Soul. Story. Style. Â Those are the ingredients of powerful images. Â When you see those images, you understand what I’m saying. Â Images that capture someone’s soul…who they are. Â Images that tell a story. Â And in a style unique to the subject at hand. Â And this is where I have to leave this. Â I’ll say no more. This is simply my goal in photography.
So anyway. Â It’s 2:34 a.m. and I need to wrap this baby up. Â
We should hang out sometime.
That’s about all I have for now. Â For the more formal version, hop on over to my website (click the portfolio link on the menu above)!