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 About me

I started my journey into the world of photography specifically by way of shooting live music in 2012. My main focus and joy continues to be in capturing live music, a challenging genre with working conditions of low light, active subjects, and lack of flash. My ultimate goal is to present this genre as an art form full of the expression, emotion, and energy of that one moment in time. My images have been published in The Virginian-Pilot, The Daily Press, Bass Musician MagazineNatchel Blues Network, and Hampton Arts Diversions. I am a member of  The Hampton Arts League, the Hampton Roads Digital Photography Club, and the Colonial Nature Photography Club. I am currently a contributing music photographer and writer for http://monkeygoosemag.com, https://www.varsitymusicmag.com, and https://antonym.press.

                                    ...and through this little journey in my life, I'm having a ton of fun.

Exhibitions and awards:

Entertainers in the Spotlight, February 2015, The American Theatre, Hampton VA

Sealevel Singer/Songwriter Festival, April 2016, The Kaufman Theater, Norfolk VA

2016 Nominee: VEER Magazine Best Local Music Photographer

2017 Nominee: VEER Magazine Best Local Music Photographer

2018 Winner: VEER Magazine Best Local Music Photographer/ Live Category

2019 Nominee: VEER Magazine Best Local Live Music and Posed Music Photographer

VEER Magazine covers the Hampton Roads area of Southeastern Virginia, with a population of 1.7 million

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