About the Photographer

Okay, so here's the scoop on me...

Following a three-year stint as a U.S. Army paratrooper, my formal schooling included an Associate in Arts with a concentration in Photographic Technology, a BFA in Performance Studies from the University of Central Florida Conservatory Theater, and an internship with the New York Film Academy. I've worked as a Casting Assistant and Associate Producer, and have collaborated as a Director, Producer, Actor and Director of Photography with many gifted artists, award-winning filmmakers, directors and playwrights over the years. The core of my passion has been in the film and theatre industry for over a decade, and as such, I can honestly say that I've gleamed my fair share of knowledge about the craft and business of filmmaking and theatre. Being on both sides of the casting table has given me valuable insight into the many factors that go into casting roles. And yes, having a great headshot is one of the factors that will help get you in the door! Taking headshots wasn't a planned thing - I really don't think anyone says "When I grow up, I want to be a headshots photographer". And to be honest, I don't label myself as that either. I got started doing it simply because my actor friends knew I was a photographer, had seen my work, and so approached me to take their headshots. After being asked one too many times why I wasn't charging any money, as well as getting an increasing number of referrals, I thought "why not?", and began to take on paying clients. That was back in 2000. However, being an actor myself, I made a decision right then and there to keep my prices reasonable and fair. And no - I don't believe that "you always get what you pay for". In this digital day and age, paying more than $500 for headshots is heresy if you ask me. Not only is that just too much for the work that goes into it on the photographer's end, you are going to have to update your headshots more sooner than later. AND, you will still need to shell out hundreds of dollars for your hard copy prints. Knowing and having gone through all of this keeps my conscience in check from overcharging simply because other photographers are overcharging. There certainly are some great headshots photographers in New York City. The catch is that most of them cost too much for what is being provided. I charge as little as $200 (email me for inquiries), which I think is very reasonable for professional quality headshots, especially considering the amount of personalized attention I will give you, before, during and after the shoot. That said, I believe every headshot photographer's work should speak for itself. So please look over my online headshots gallery. If you want to schedule an appointment and/or ask me any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I would love to help you out in any way I can - especially if you are new to the New York acting business and need some leads for auditioning and making more connections of your own. I look forward to working with you. Cheers!