I grew up driving to the airport with my Dad before the sun rose. We would open the sunroof and listen to the jet engines tear the sky apart. I couldn't believe humans were capable of such wonderment. Their journey seemed magnificent and incredibly unattainable. It was then as a young boy that I told myself to live a life filled with wonder and inspiration. The encouragement of my parents and childhood buddies had a pretty big hand in that as well.
At the age of 18 I left home to study aviation human factors and begin learning the physics, technicals, and theories of powered flight. After instructing for several years I moved into the seat of a regional jet and currently fly routes across North America.
Believe it or not, it was the romance and nostalgia of aviation that led to a love of light, perspective, and the art of photography. I quickly found myself traveling the world shooting for major record labels and magazines, only to realize that 7 years later my true passion was photographing people in love.
Food, water, and shelter are present everyday and I pay no attention. I am undeserving and by only grace are all these things present in my life.
Although it's difficult, I try to remember that each day is a gift and should not be taken for granted. I like to think that's why I enjoy capturing the human spirit in motion.
The above is my story. What I am truly interested in is yours.