About Me

It’s kind of amazing what you can teach yourself when you’re really, truly interested in it. I certainly never started shooting with the idea that I ever wanted to make more than a hobby of it. One day in the spring of 2012, I purchased my first DSLR for a vacation, and I was hooked. Armed with little experience, zero training and Google, I taught myself why composition is key, how to properly expose a photo and what the “f” an f-stop is. Today, I go about putting that knowledge into use while still learning as much as I can.

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Originally from West Michigan, I’ve called Chicago home for 17 years.

When not busy with my day job, on a shoot, or playing Uncle Jer, I'm probably reading, Netflixing or Youtubing (those are verbs, yes?)

Currently Reading (again):  Hey Whipple, Squeeze This by Luke Sullivan. Advertising brilliance in paperback. 

Speaking of day jobs, I play ACD one of Chicago's most innovative marketing and advertising agencies. 

I’m of Dutch and German ancestry.

TV? It's gotta be Game of Thrones, Veep, Broad City, Sense8 or American Horror Story.

Iced coffee in spring & summer. Dark roast (black please) in fall & winter. Intelligensia über alles.

I have genetically huge calf muscles and have been asked by strangers if they can photograph them. To date, I’ve declined.