While I currently live in Los Angeles, I grew up in vastly contradicting landscapes, ranging from Alaska to Arizona. My upbringing across 7 different states imbued me with a sense of wanderlust and a love for exploring the other cultures and communities that I’m fortunate enough to experience as a Director of Photography. My greatest joy is in collaborating with creative people, and being able to couple that with a passion for telling stories through a lens makes my job the best there is.
I recently wrapped season 6 of the NBC/Dick Wolf production Chicago Fire, shooting 74 episodes in all. Before helming the hit series beginning season 4, I was the 2nd Unit Director of Photography for 38 episodes during seasons 2 and 3. In addition to my work in television, I’ve lensed nearly two dozen features. Recent highlights include Amnesiac, directed by Michael Polish, starring Kate Bosworth and Wes Bently, and director Vincent Grashaw’s festival hit, Coldwater, where my cinematography was applauded by critics.
My work has screened theatrically, appeared on network and cable television and has been seen on the festival circuit at SXSW, Tribeca and Camerimage to name a few. In addition to my work behind the camera, I’ve enjoyed sharing my passion and experience by conducting cinematography workshops across the US, the Philippines and Kosovo. I was also honored with the opportunity to serve as the Technical Editor for the acclaimed book on cinematography and lighting, A Shot In The Dark. Prior to embarking on my professional career, I earned my BA from Columbia College Chicago and my MFA from the American Film Institute.
I’m fortunate to love what I do and I’m always grateful to meet and work with wonderfully diverse people willing to share their talents and passions as well.
When I’m not on set, you’ll most likely find me roasting coffee at home and enjoying time with my wife and our dog.