Ink. Permanency. Irreversibility. Thinking before you create or the alternative: letting mistakes become a part of the process. Ink represents life to me. I feel there is great beauty in experiencing what exists now, accepting what is already drying on the paper and discovering what is about to be created. For me, ink means I'd rather live a life of "oh wells" than "what ifs".
I feel the same way about my job as a sports photographer. The truth is, when you shoot fast sports like I do...hockey, speed skating, bobsledders I don't care how good you are or how great your equipment is...this is what you get: crap crap crap crap GEM crap crap crap crap. And isn't that how anything worth doing always is? You're going to screw up 90% of the time. But it's worth it, for that one great shot.
*** An official and licensed photographer of the ECHL, PHPA, US Speedskating, QHRA, PBR, ERA, WWE and House Photographer to the Maverik Center.Professional Hockey Teams:
Utah Grizzlies. Colorado Eagles. Stockton Thunder. Alaska Aces. San Francisco Bulls. Las Vegas Wranglers. Ontario Reign. Bakersfield Condors. Idaho Steelheads. Gwinnett /Atlanta Gladiators. Rapid City Rush. Tulsa Oilers. Wichita Thunder. Allen Americans. Fort Wayne Komets.Major Sporting Events:
United States Olympic Trials Speed Skating 2013, United States Olympic Trials Nordic Combined & Ski Jump 2013, Korean Air ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup #2 2011, ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup 2014 #1, Viessmann FIBT Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup 2012 & 2013, Viessmann FIL Luge World Cup 2013, US Senior Short Track Championships, American Cup Bobsled, Desert Classic, US Single Distance Short Track Championships 2012 & 2013, Speed Skating Sprint World Cup #4 2012, US Short Track Speed Skating Championships, US Long Track Speed Skating Championships, Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2013, Essent ISU World Cup of Speed Skating #2 2013, and more coming up!Publications:
Though I photograph almost exclusively for world class athletes and their teams, I've also contributed to several publications, including: ESPN, E! Online, The Hockey News, SportsTravel, Fox Sports, TRACK, Speedhorse, The Racing Journal, many many newspapers and numerous websites.
Favourite Visual Artist
Probably my father who was a tremendous architect and could draw me anything I asked to my perpetual awe and delight.
I want a movie to seduce me. Not erotically, but intellectually. It has to make me think and make me feel and make me smile and make me laugh. That said, "Ma nuit chez Maud", "Field of Dreams" and "The Lion King" are probably my very favourites.
Favourite TV Shows
I rarely watch television and when I do it's because I'm watching a hockey game or a horserace.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Like film, I'll listen to just about anything if it inspires me.
The Epic of Gilgamesh in all of its various translations.
Wilde, Stevenson, Melville, Dumas, Eric Rohmer, etc.
Hockey (ice), Rugby, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Elder Scrolls, Divinity Original Sin 1 & 2, No Man's Sky, Civilization
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Ink, Canon camera/lenses
Horseracing, hockey, mountains and gardening, quiet nights watching French films and taking a silly sort of pride when I understand them.