I'm a commercial and editorial photographer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
I've lived the photography business since childhood, first tagging along during my father's long newspaper photography career before ever carrying my own camera gear. My interest grew as I watched the fascinating process of my dad making black and white images appear while shaking trays of chemicals under the red lights of a developing room.
I began my own photography career when I put down my football helmet and picked up one of my dad's cameras to shoot sports for my high school newspaper. I went on to study photography and communications at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and interned at newspapers ranging in size from the Door County Advocate in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to the Milwaukee Journal.
After college, I packed all of my belonging (skis, bike, clothes, black and white TV and camera gear) into my hatchback and trekked to South Dakota for a 10-year stint in daily newspapers. Meeting tight deadlines, adapting to curve balls and making the famous and not-so-famous comfortable in front of my lens were just a few of the skills I picked up.
I returned to Green Bay in the mid-1990s to start my own business, and now regularly travel around the U.S. and internationally for my clients. When I'm not shooting on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field, I enjoy the creative challenge of combining unusual angles, lighting and lens options to produce the perfect commercial image.
When I'm not busy behind the camera, I can be found having a slightly below-room-temperature German beer in my backyard with my wife, Judy, while grilling up my “nearly famous” baby back ribs, or taking advantage of the local waters by sea kayaking, sailing or just hanging out in Fish Creek, Wis., my favorite Door County town.
Thanks for taking a look!