I grew up in a small town in Minnesota. I saw life through cornfields, lakes, rolling hills, and movies of the 80's and 90's. When I picked up my first video camera, my friend and I started making sci-fi movies in the snow. While acting in each film, we also incorporated unique camera angles, sound design, miniatures for the space sequences, and state-of-the-art VHS editing. I was 7 years old. Little did I know I would pursue this as my life's passion: catching light.
Flash forward to the 21st century and you'll find me in Los Angeles as a cinematographer and director working on commercial and narrative content. My passion lies where compelling stories and beautiful imagery meet. My goal is not merely to entertain. I want to capture images that are visceral and complex.
I'm drawn to stories of overcoming. To characters who are faced with impossible odds, yet chose to reach deep within themselves to transcend their circumstances and reach their objective. This is what inspired me to make movies in the sub-zero blizzards of Minnesota without knowing it. Thus, it's important to me now that every project I work on is not only visually striking, but also true to the human experience. I want to move the audience to feel what they see.