Photography for me has always been a collaboration with the people I am documenting and I bring that attitude to all my photography, whether it was my earliest work photographing young Cambodian refugees in street gangs in the US, to covering the end days of the Cambodian civil war, or today, photographing in a factory or office here in Seattle. To be a great story teller you must get close and create images that are authentic, natural and engaging and when necessary, be willing to take risks to create truly unique work.
Now the hard part - where are you from? I'm an American, born in Switzerland & raised in the UK, hence the accent that comes and goes. I am also a versatile editorial, commercial and corporate photographer now based in Seattle after working out of Chicago, Bangkok, Tokyo and Paris for 15 years. I've traveled and worked in over 30 countries covering everything from conflicts in Southeast Asia to business leaders in Japan, to roughnecks in Siberia to beer halls in Prague - a range of experiences that has prepared me for anything.
CORPORATE - Alaska Airlines, Allen Institute, Bentley Motors, Bombardier, Cargill, Carlyle Group, SAP/Concur, Federal Express, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, NBBJ Architects, Pacific Ship, Prudential, Pushpay, Prudential, Schindler Group, Schultz Family Foundation, Shell Oil, Site Workshop, Stanley Tools, Stoel Rives, Summit Materials, Vigor Industrial, Walker Macy, Whitepages.com, Zymeworks
EDITORIAL - Bloomberg, Boston Globe, CNN.com, El Mundo, Figaro, Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, Geo, Life Magazine, Marie Claire, Newsweek, The Independent, The London Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, US News Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Seattle Magazine, Aera Magazine, Mainichi Shimbun, Union Privilege, Stern Magazine.
Lots of it. Some shinny and new, some well-worn but steadfast. Mostly Nikon, with a couple of D850 bodies with 45.7 megapixel sensors and huge 8,256 × 5,504 pixel files. A D810 as backup and a couple of D4's gathering dust somewhere.
Lots of prime lenses, because real photographers wish they could only work with them. Bowen location lights, Dracast LED lights, lots of Manfrotto stands & tripods. Plus I never go anywhere without gaffer's tape, clips and a knife, because like scouts, good photographers should always be prepared.
Port of Contrasts - Arirang TV
My work featured on Korea's national broadcaster in two episodes of their "In Frame" series.