I shoot aerial images
I make animations and short films
I have flown over 6,100 flight hours
Since 1996, I have accumulated over 6,100 flight hours in a wide variety of aircraft from tiny single engine Cessna's to 100,000 lb passenger jets at a U.S. airline. I have flown to dusty, unpaved runways at remote airstrips and 13,000 ft runways at the world's busiest airports. I'm also a working, commercial photographer and cinematographer focused on the aerospace industry, manufacturers and aerial photography. Combining 17 years of aeronautical experience with 10 years of commercial photography offers me the knowledge, expertise and perspective few have to capture aerial landscapes and the aviation industry as a whole with precision and accuracy.
Utilizing a network of other professional pilots around the country, I'm able to shoot aerial photography from fixed wing aircraft or helicopters virtually anywhere, day or night. As a pilot, I'm acutely aware of aircraft limitations, capabilities, aviation weather and hazards, and am thus able to effectively direct my flying pilot to the optimal position for shot making. Working and collaborating directly with major brands like General Electric as well as ad agencies and traditional print media outlets, my imagery has been used in advertising, magazines, newspapers, collateral, broadcast television and online media. Through hard work, creative execution and design, I will create relevant, visual experiences for you, your clients, customers, products and ideas.
and I take photos and video
Let's connect, collaborate and create imagery that will blow away your clients and customers. I'm centrally located in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, near Chicago O'Hare airport and a flight anywhere worldwide.
Project costs for aerial work may vary considerably depending on location and required equipment. For availability, project quotes, portfolio requests or general inquiries, email or dial 1-608-239-0764.
By air and land
Gear: I work in Red Wing No. 8138 boots or a retired pair of Nike running shoes. BOSE aviation headsets keep my work environment quiet. When I need to haul gear, it gets stuffed into my Goruck GR2 backpack and the Civvy duffle. Aerial experience in Cessna single engine aircraft, Robinson and Hughes helicopters. I shoot with a Canon 5DMKII and keep a very small kit. I rent what I need from these guys. I swear by the Manfrotto friction arm and the Sirui T-005 when operating in tight spots.
Personal: I am powered by C8H10N4O2 and prefer it black made this way, or when on the road… this way. I like Instagram and have met some really cool people there. Wisconsin is the best state in the Union. Hawaii being second. Running is my thing, it clears the brain.
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