Emerging Focus, Open Show, and photo l.a.

I am very honored to be selected as one of the 20 Finalists in the Emerging Focus 2013 photo competition.  My image "THE GIFT" will be printed and displayed at the photo la exhibition January 16-19, 2014 at LA Mart in downtown Los Angeles. 

 THE GIFT is a Finalist in the Emerging Focus 2013 competition.

THE GIFT is a Finalist in the Emerging Focus 2013 competition.

The three winners will be announced at a reception on Friday, January 17.  I will be giving a short presentation on Saturday, January 18 around 6pm at the Open Show / Emerging Focus event.  I'm looking forward to sharing the story of THE GIFT as well as other images from a series I call Drive-By Shooting.  Throughout my career as a cinematographer I have had the opportunity to travel to some unique places.  Documentary filmmaking has enhanced my observational skills allowing me to act spontaneously and instinctually with my camera.  My goal is to capture the people of these places in the moment to discover clues about the human condition, their connections to each other, and their relationship to the environment that surrounds them. 

Hope to see you at photo l.a.!