Your vision, my determination and a bit of opportunity and preparation, we'll make photographs happen. Everyone has "something" about them, and it's my position to find it, in any situation. During these times you want to remember the most detail you would otherwise miss, reaping the reward to revisit those moments whenever you want. My talents orbit around an emotional instinct that leads me throughout your event or photo shoot, observing small magic moments that are frozen in time delivered via two dimensional package we call a photograph. At the end of the day, maybe it's not just being happy about a service or product, but more so the magnetism to look at the results, just one more time.
First of all, I want to thank Neal for taking the risks that he did, to grab some astounding shots of our Harley tour with several motorcycles and sports cars up the river road and beyond that day, putting in 12 hours which many were spent inside the bed of a tightly sprung Viper Truck to get those crazy shots, that somehow are amazingly crisp, although I’m not surprised. We received a finished product that was way beyond what we expected, and got the photos quickly after his processing in “the darkroom”. Subsequently we re-hired him to cover my son’s sporting events, which we were pleasantly surprised with photos with a journalistic flare. Also just a recommendation, I enjoyed his work done at the Gateway International Raceway, of grabbing our dragster from a distance while keeping the motion alive in his photos, that now hang on our wall printed on canvas, so apparently he’s good at that too. We are booking him for our yearly family portraits, no more 30 dollar big box studios for us, it will always be Neal.
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What to Expect
We thrive on the passion to do great things, although I don't describe myself as vendor, working with events and high profile clients are key to staying inventive as an artist, because no two situations are the same.
Where I started; in the dark room at 11 years of age, my Grandfather (a Navy Pilot and aerial photographer), had a zeal for getting his second oldest grandson up to speed with 'everything he knows', which was a jump-start as a photographer today.
It was one thing to just pick up a 35mm point-and-shoot, but obtaining enough ability to photograph with a medium format camera was another. I've been privileged in the sense of gaining knowledge and learning to learn, and always keeping an open mind to new information avoiding approaches that stunt growth as a photographer. I'll say though I've let go the last piece of vintage equipment and stepped fully into the digital age, and loving it!
When selecting a photographer it's a tough choice, but it's up to you to detect the dedication and professional results you desire, and these are the components I die by.
Additional Booking Notes
I've been told I carry too much stuff and work too hard, but that's okay, I'll just stay that way. If you want to know what I shoot with, I'll tell you, but the technical details are usually boring.
Influences & Inspiration
Again my grandfather, went to great lengths to be a perfectionist, and at the same time his interactions were smooth with high regard to his subjects to get the results desired while making it fun. So if you ask me about influence and inspiration, it has deep roots, and it's everything to do with making Joseph Page, my grandfather, proud even in his absence.