I am a native of Bellingham, Washington, a graduate of Montana State University’s School of Film and Photography, and a current resident of Los Angeles, where I live with my wife Kristine, a 1st grade teacher.
I first began my love affair with filmmaking at a young age, making movies with Legos and my dad’s Digital-8 camera.
Over the years, I’ve found two quotes that define my cinematographic aesthetic:
“Background makes foreground.”
While Robert Evans said this in reference to interior decorating and men’s fashion, I think it equally applies to filmmaking. The parts should accentuate the whole, and not attract attention to themselves.
“Simple, but significant.”
Too much flash and your intentions get lost in the noise. Too much subtlety and people will miss what you’re trying to do. Be direct and to the point.
I love to make pretty pictures, but what’s most exciting to me is collaborating with other talented people to make those pretty pictures and using them to tell a story.
Call me and let’s make something together.