I am a photographer and filmmaker with a deep love for human stories. I love telling stories of hope, stories that show the value of human life and the benefits and rewards that come from investing in people.
I am a wanderer and a nomad. My family and I spend most of the year traveling around Asia working with humanitarian agencies and workers telling the stories of the people they are working with.
To date I have done photography in 11 countries with over 70 different organizations and individuals and produced video projects in 7 different languages.
When I was young, possibly 7 or 8, I was given a little point and shoot film camera. The most memorable of my early experiences with that camera was spending a few afternoons with a friend trying to craft stories with GI Joes, Matchbox cars, and toy soldiers. After crafting the scene we took photos to in an attempt to capture the action and tell the story of the battle.
Later on in school I found the National Geographic collection in the school library and spent hours of my free time reading stories and dreaming of traveling to those locations.
In 2013 my family and I moved to China and an exciting new journey with photography began.
While I am now based in Thailand, China will forever be one of my favorite places to photograph.
China offers a level of personal safety that allows me to wander the streets, parks and neighborhoods without worry and focus on what is happening around me. The people are kind, dignified and beautiful, and they even forgive my many shortcomings in learning their language.
I love documenting the work organizations are doing, as well as personally documenting the areas I travel through and the people who live there.
Every country, every city and town has it’s own unique feel and experience. Every person I meet has a unique story, a unique smile, a unique gift to offer to the world.
I believe in the power of imagery to change the world.
Images impact our worldview and our attitude toward humanity like few other things can.
I believe that well told stories have the power to change attitudes, perceptions and the way people act.
I believe that the best stories are told visually through photography and film.
As a photographer and filmmaker. I am dedicated to telling stories that encourage, stories with the power to inspire people to act in love toward those in need. Stories that amplify the voice of women, orphans and those in need of compassion.
I pursue stories of hope, stories of people who have chosen to act and make life better for someone around them. In telling these stories I hope to inspire action, acceptance, understanding and compassion.
One person who cares can make a difference.
Currently I am focused on telling stories though a project that my wife and started called Sharing Dots. Sharing Dots grew out of our combined passion for media, internet marketing and humanitarian work.
Sharing Dots provides photography, filmmaking services along with brand strategy and communication consulting services to humanitarian organizations, social enterprises and individuals working with humanitarian causes. In 2015 we worked with 40 different organizations and individuals in 7 countries and completed video projects in 6 different languages.
In 2015 I spent 10 months on the road, mainly traveling overland by train and bus. We worked on projects covering a broad spectrum of social issues including orphans, adoption, HIV, visual impairment, sustainable coffee farming, education, trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation and poverty.