My first job was sweeping the parking lot of a grocery store in Boise, Id. It taught me humility and the proper use of an alarm clock. I had to sweep it when it was empty, meaning I had to be there and working as early as 6 a.m.. The second job I had was washing dishes at, coincidently, a restaurant that shared that same parking.

I’ve had many jobs since then, but none as fun and interesting as being a photographer for a newspaper. Throughout my career working for newspapers taught me many things. First, you can’t be good at just one thing, you need to be good at everything. Can you shoot portraits, sports or even weddings? Check, check, and check. My portraits have been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, Business Week, Marie Claire, and Arthritis Today. Sports Photography? Yes, I’ve shot a few games. My sports photography has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Bicycling Magazine, Velonews, and world-wide via the Associated Press.

Just as important as what I have photographed is how I’ve done it. I’ve photographed Fortune 500 CEO’s from Micron Technology, HP, and politicians, local mayors, and world leaders. I’m adept at handling a wide range of people in all kinds of environments.

Whether I use a broom or a camera, I have the same work ethic: show up on time, work your ass off, and never miss a deadline.

Have a look through the site, and let me know what you think.


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  • Hewlett-Packard Inc.
  • Micron Technology Inc.
  • New York Times
  • Bicycling Magazine
  • USA Today
  • Velonews
  • Rolling Stone
  • Marie Claire
  • Sports Illustrated
  • People
  • YMCA
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Starbucks
  • The Idaho Lottery