Photography should always be a collaboration with the people you're documenting and it's a perspective I bring to all my work, whether it was one of my earliest projects photographing young Cambodian refugees in street gangs in the United States, or over two decades of documenting stories in Asia, or today, working in a factory or office here in Seattle. To be a good storyteller you must get close, understand the lives of the people you are photographing and create images that are engaging and authentic.
Now the hard part - where are you from? I'm an American, born in Switzerland, raised in the UK and sent to British all-boys schools, which is why my accent can be hard to pin down. I am also a versatile commercial, industrial & editorial photographer now based in Seattle after working out of Bangkok, Tokyo and Paris for 15 years. I've traveled and worked in over 40 countries photographing everything from conflicts in Southeast Asia to business leaders in Japan, roughnecks in Siberia to beer halls in Prague - a range of experiences that has prepared me for anything, including the challenge of chasing my two kids around with a camera.
Clients include the world's leading newspapers, magazines and multinational corporations, as well as small and medium size firms right here in Seattle. I worked on contract for Time Magazine from 1996-2004, The New York Times for over 25 years and for Fortune Magazine since 2011. My work has also been exhibited at the prestigious Visa Pour l'Image festival in France, the Reportage and Foto Freo festivals in Australia, the Daegu Photo Biennale in Korea, the Angkor Photo Festival and the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle.
Starting in 2020 I can also provide still drone photography with a Part 107 Remote Pilot license from the FAA.
ARIRANG TV - IN FRAME
My work featured on Korea's national TV network, Arirang, in two episodes of the In Frame series, "Port of Contrasts" and "Islands of Life".