Creative Leader. Photographer. Designer. Storyteller.

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Creatively Recharging: China

As creative professionals, I believe it is imperative to our development to wipe our palette of the routine of our day to day work lives, get outside our comfort zones, unplug, and open ourselves to be influenced and inspired by somethingsomeone and somewhere new. And this years China trip lived up to all of my expectations.

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Faces from the Falcons Sidelines

I'm drawn to the contrast of humanizing our players to compliment the typical sports photograph where we immortalize the athlete. When you strip away the uniforms, the physique, and athletic movements, you are left with the center of emotion; the face, which allows us to connect in an authentic and relatable manner. Over the last two seasons, I've been focusing on shooting and cropping really tight portraits of the player's faces to highlight their focus and emotion.

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Launching a Major League Soccer Team In Atlanta!

The launch of a new professional sports franchise is something very few people get the chance to be a part of and the weeks leading up to the event  I had the privilege of leading our team through the development of the creative for the launch and the marketing and sales efforts that would follow post-launch.

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Shooting on Location With James Quantz Jr

Several months ago the Atlanta Falcons Chief Marketing Officer challenged me with the task of capturing emotionally charged images that more accurately represent the exclusivity, excitement and energy of the gameday experience within the Georgia Dome’s premium seating areas on gameday.

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