While working for the student newspaper at my university, I asked a professional journalist if he could give me one piece of advice to find success in the industry. He didn’t hesitate. “Be interested in everything,” he said.
That was more than 10 years ago, but it stuck with me. The photos on this blog represent some of the many people, places, events and moments I come across. All of them intrigue me in some way. To learn and explore while documenting the events that unfold in front of me is my driving purpose. To never influence the people or moments shown in my photographs is the principle rule. Ethics intact. No free food along the way.
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, I am a professional photojournalist working in Chicago.