It’s always an honor to be published in any trade publication. It’s clearly special when one of your images graces the cover. I’m proud to be featured this month in the Wedding Issue of Rangefinder Magazine. Theano Nikitas wrote the article, and I’m a big fan of her writing. She’s an industry veteran, and she knows her stuff when it comes to our craft. The article’s genesis stems from conversations with her, and with Jacqueline Tobin, the managing editor of Rangefinder. Over the past decade or so, there have been a slew of changes in our industry. Ten years ago, digital began to evolve in various ways. I was an old school, film shooter, and the story focuses on my evolution from my film days to my present day methods. I often joke about how I went kicking and screaming into this damn digital age, and the story does a nice job focusing on my self deprecating demeanor, and how I’ve been able to survive given the fact that I despise so many facets of technology.
This is my 31st year of professional photography. 2 years with a small weekly newspaper, 15 years with the Philadelphia Inquirer, and 850 or so weddings later, I’m still growing professionally, and artistically. Today, I could easily have been made extinct if I hadn’t busted my ass and evolved with the technology. Jumping from 2003 to today, I believe that my evolution has allowed me to not only survive, but to thrive in this insane photographic world. The article is appropriately entitled “Analogue Guy in a Digital World”. I think Theano really captured the essence of my evolution, and I hope it sheds light on the journey I’ve taken over the past decade. If you’d like to read the article, Here is a link to the PDF!