I bought my first wildlife lens setup, a humble Tamron 18-400mm, where I spent most of my time finding and photographing owls.
Falling in love with the creative outlet the camera gave me, I transferred from Penn State University to Sacred Heart University in hopes of further developing my craft.
I was lucky enough to land my first sponsorship with
Tamron Optics who took notice of my small films I developed on various wildlife. I would go on to use Tamron glass for my interviews and landscape shots.
I picked up support from Canon USA, this enabled me to help push my projects to the next level, namely with the EF 600mm F4 III.
For my first big project, Sentinels of the Boreal, I took a small team consisting of family to journey on an expedition into Superior National Forest to locate and film the great gray owl. This included braving
-20° F weather and blizzards.
Amazon Prime's The College Tour showcased my work in one of their specials highlighting Sacred Heart University in a multi-part episode.
I was fortunate enough to finagle a week-long expedition to Guadalupe Island, the "edge of the world". There I got up close and personal with great white sharks for the Keepers of the Blue project.
A week long filming trip in the Florida Keys led to interactions with many amazing wildlife such as bull shark, reef fish, and a variety of bird species. This was the final shoot for the Keepers of the Blue project.
Release of my latest film, Keepers of the Blue, a collaborative effort featuring non-profits such as the National Audubon Society and the Atlantic Shark Institute.
On assignment for National Geographic for a TBA project.