I’m a cinematographer of 10 years. Always learning, always working on being a better human, always humbled by life's organic and unstoppable evolution. Currently residing in Pittsburgh, PA…I often find myself traveling across the world for work.

Thank you kindly for your time and attention.

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Honors, Awards & notable mentions

– Cameraimage 2013 Golden Frog Nominee for Cinematography – Feature Documentary – Blood Brother

– Sundance 2013 Grand Jury Prize – U.S. Documentary – Blood Brother

– Sundance 2013 Audience Award – U.S. Documentary – Blood Brother

– Tribeca 2015 Official Selection, IDFA 2015 Official Selection Almost Holy

Executive Producer Terrence Malick - Almost Holy

Score by Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross & Bobby Krlic Almost Holy

Opening in over 30 theaters - Almost Holy

(x2) Short of The Week - Alone, Elgin Park

– (x6) Vimeo Staff Pick - Elgin Park, Alone, Nationwide - Seven Days, Echo Torch, Voices, Gotta Groove Records

– Canne Finalist - Nationwide - Seven Days

– 2015 Silver AAF / District 2 Best Cinematography - Medieval Times

– Numerous Addy Awards for Cinematography