Born in Dublin, Ireland, I moved to Austin, Texas, in 1995. While growing up I had always shot film as a hobby, but I began to shoot in earnest when I purchased my first DSLR, a Canon 20D, in 2005. Not knowing any other photographers, I joined various online communities including photo.net, where I created a profile to post pictures and get feedback from the other members.
At the time I thought I was amazing, but I really wasn’t, (proof here) but that idea that I was spurred me on and fueled my drive to pursue this further.
I finally left my life in corporate IT after 20 years, and elected to do photography full time. Four days after this fork in the road, I was in Kyrgyzstan, followed by Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia on my first assignment.
Since then, I have photographed soccer kids, world leaders, election candidates, famous actors, musicians and worked for some astonishingly successful people – it’s been a blast.
I love people, and I focus entirely on the people involved in the job, making them feel comfortable and drawing out their best work. An uncomfortable subject makes for a uncomfortable photograph, regardless of who the photographer is.
I am available to travel around the US and the globe for corporate, commercial, and fashion assignments. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 512-947-0296.