It all started in 1975… A tiny seed was planted when I became youngest accidental student in my mother's theater classes at college at the age of five. I had my first "hands on experience" working with the lighting crew on a production of "Noah's Ark" making my first lighting effect, a "gobo." It was magic! My mother recognized my growing interest in lighting and visual arts and presented me with a Kodak camera. My passion for photography took root.
In High School if I didn't have a football in my hand, I had a camera. Shooting and processing teen-age life on film for our multiple national award-winning yearbook easily transitioned me to "stringer photographer" at Kent State University for collegiate sports.
In 1995 I began my freelancing career in Cleveland Ohio managing Russetti CameraWorks Inc. This experience accelerated my technical ability to a truly exceptional level. I did it all from processing film, coordinating photo shoots and fulfilling client orders. I was producing world class, high-end work for top ad agencies and corporate clients doing everything from catalogues to national campaigns for Sherwin Williams, Eden Corporation, and Brush Wellman, to name a few.
After the studio doors closed, I freelanced for the next 15 years on hundreds of commercials and other projects for clients like Cedar Point Amusement Park, WEWS Channel 5, and Delta Airlines. This eventually led me to one highlight of my career, the set of Universal Studios "Furious 7." The opportunity to participate in the production of a blockbuster movie for the silver screen was truly an exciting experience.
I hear that they make movies in Atlanta, Georgia and I am looking forward to future opportunities and productions. It is my passion to tell a compelling story with the best and most unique moving and still images I can and bring them to light for the public to enjoy them as much as I do.
We will see what the future holds for me ...... or not.