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Jul 18, 2005

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About Me

Voted Charlotte's "Best 'Big-Shot' Photographer" (2013 and 2014) by the readers of Elevate Magazine.

I'm a full-time professional photographer, shooting mostly fashion and commercial work for magazines, advertising, and talent agencies.  Please visit these portfolios at

Because of this I have very limited time for TFCD with SELECT models for fashion, lingerie, glamour, swimwear, boudoir, and art nudes--otherwise my standard rates are extremely reasonable.  Booking a session from a true professional is the best way to get exactly what you want for your portfolio. Many of the models I've shot have gone on to live/work in NYC, Japan, and Milan and have gone on to be published in Victoria Secret, FHM, GQ, Mazim Espanol, et al.

All my lighting gear is easily transportable and enjoy finding unique locations and sets to work in. I can shoot most any day of the week or on the weekends with appointment.

Contact me for rates (we have special rates for several regional agencies).

I am allowed to contract with models individually, but I am under contract with an agency who will have to negotiate larger commercial advertising jobs.

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My work has also been seen in national publications such as Muscle & Fitness and Forbes Magazine as well as numerous regional publications. I also exhibit regularly at venues in the NoDa Arts District. 

Greater Charlotte Biz Magazine, chief photographer: conceptualizes and creates environmental portraits of high-level executives, creates photojournalistic content for the news stories, Aug 2012-April 2015.

SEEN Uptown  Magazine, Director of Photography: Photographs fashion and photojournalistic content for the magazine. Works closely with fashion director and editor-in-chief on conceptual development, casting, etc. January 2011-Feb 2012.

Uptown Magazine Fashion Director/Staff Photographer: I conceptualize, plan, cast, and photograph the 8 page fashion piece each month in the magazine.  January 2008 - June 2010.

The Mecklenburg Times, freelance photographer: Completed on average 1-4 photojournalism assignments per week for this twice-weekly Charlotte business newspaper. Individually photographed each of the business, civic, and cultural leaders profiled in their special publication, "50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte." April 2009-April 2010.

Elevate Magazine, Staff Photographer:  I shot fashion, product, and event photography, Feb 2005 -August 2006. 

My work at fashion shows includes photojournalistic coverage for SMET, Ed Hardy, Lotus, and Fox News Rising.

In December 2007, VH1's The Shot sponsored an online contest for wedding photography.  From 1,281 entries, one of my bridal images received both the highest number of votes (801) and the most views (1,866) world-wide.

In 2006, Maxim Magazine selected 3 models, on the basis of my photographs, as finalists in their nationwide 2006 Hometown Hotties  contest.  The photos were featured on the magazine website.

My work as a photo-retoucher/historic photograph restoration artist (2000-2006) appeared in Newsweek Magazine, AARP Magazine, and over thirty museum exhibitions including one in South Africa.