I was working as a photo assistant photographing bottles of perfume with an 8x10 camera about a mile away from the World Trade Towers when they were attacked on September 11th, 2001. The event of course, changed everything. In the years following I covered hundreds of stories in dozens of different countries, including wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka, the 2006 tsunami in Banda Aceh and major earthquakes in Pakistan and Indonesia.
My career so far has been diverse – I’ve done everything from processing coroner’s office photographs at a one-hour lab, to photographing advertising still lifes. I’ve worked from combat zones to high-end fashion shoots. I've managed teams of photographers, editors and librarians and helped build multimedia tools that help editors & journalists cover the news from around the world.
But beyond the diversity of experiences, I tend to be passionate about the work I'm doing. I'm driven by a love of creating, emerging technologies, problem solving and embracing new challenges.
That, and driving my tractor around on the weekends.