I got my start in photography in the late 80s shooting skateboarding. I had a few friends that were sponsored and we stomped around California looking for new spots. Mostly, we skated the Bay Area. I ended up at San Francisco State University and soaked up the endless bound volumes of Life magazine, as well as shooting all over San Francisco. While there, I covered the Rodney King riots, the Oakland Hills fires, and all kinds of political protests. Returning to Georgia, I worked for the Associated Press covering tornadoes and had a few blips on the wire from small town police departments.
I went back to school at the Atlanta College of Art and discovered Robert Frank, William Eggleston, and others. Most of my work focussed on Southern culture. After graduation, I worked at a weekly for a while and then moved on to a daily in Slidell, LA. I got a few awards there from the Louisiana Press Association. Bouncing around the South after that, I had jobs teaching digital photography, shooting weddings, co-founded a design firm called Nonformation, and even worked as a line cook for a while. Now, Charleston, SC is home and I’ve been working at the alt-weekly Charleston City Paper for over four years as the Web Editor. While here, I’ve gotten a variety of awards from the South Carolina Press Association for still photography, video, and web design.