I am a cinematographer and photographer working and living in the Denver area. I have always had a love for the arts. My mother is a fine artist and has always encouraged my passions, and encouraged me to keep creating. I became interested in photography through skateboarding and skate videos as a kid. My friends and I would run around with my parents old tape video camera and a little picture camera my dad got for vacations, and shoot skateboarding, funny skits, and take pictures of each other doing strange kid things. I never was able to get my hands on a "good" camera until my family took me to see my uncle who is a photographer based in San Diego. He took us out to some of his local spots where he enjoyed shooting, and he let play with his camera. He showed me how to shoot 9 frame per second sequences, like I had seen in my favorite skateboard magazines. I was hooked. I thought it was the coolest thing. My dad also took a liking to photography and picked it up as a hobby. He bought a decent DSLR camera and quality glass shortly after the trip. I would always take his camera out and shoot pictures of plants, animals, people, and shoot whatever else caught my eye. Later I got more into video and sold my dirt bike to buy a video camera. I was still into shooting photos, but video had become my new passion and primary interest. Fast forwarding to present day, I am still extremely passionate about film and photography. I am currently pursuing film as a career, and studying at Colorado Film School. I do as much stills shooting on the side as I possibly can. In between narrative film projects or freelance projects I like to direct my time towards personal projects and collaborating with other artists and friends.