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LOCATION
I am based in Denver and Salida, Colorado.
I am available to travel.

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I am a Colorado-based portrait and lifestyle photographer and director. I love to work in the middle of the action, especially in agricultural, science, health, and technology industries. I value connection with others and being able to share their stories. I started my career as a documentary filmmaker (eventually earning a few awards, including an Emmy). This is likely why my still photography is often perceived as authentic and cinematic.

My friends describe me as a quiet but conscientious leader. I am a trusted problem solver for my clients and crew, and I never bring an ego to set.

Fun fact – I’ve been to 49 U.S. states multiple times (I just can’t seem to get to Alaska!) and 28 countries. I absolutely love playing, watching, and coaching sports, especially soccer. I also love to ski and roller skate.

AWARDS
2023 IPA International Photography Awards –  “Ron Thomason” – Portrait – Honorable.
2022 Chromatic Photography Awards – “Antonio” – People – Honorable. 
2022 Chromatic Photography Awards – “Got Work to Do” – People – Honorable. 
2014 Remi Award –  Director of Photography – “Out of the Fire.”
2011 Telly Award – Cinematography – “Trenches.”
2009 Emmy Award, News & Documentary – Video Journalist – “Live. Hope. Love: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica.”
2006 DC Shorts Film Festival – Best Local Film Award – “Bone Mixers.”
2006 Wisconsin International Film Festival – Best Documentary Short Award – “Bone Mixers.”
2006 Humboldt International Film Festival – Best Documentary Short Award – “Bone Mixers.”
2006 Central Wisconsin Film Festival – Audience Choice Award – “Bone Mixers.”
2006 American University Neel Award – “Bone Mixers.”

CLIENTS
Coca-Cola
Smithsonian Magazine
Google
CDC
Charles Schwab
CNBC
Lumen
Denver Health Medical
National Education Association
University of Maryland
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
USAID
First Onsite
National Geographic TV
Showtime
Library Journal
Sleep Review Magazine
AOPA Magazine
Lawdragon Magazine
Whelan Security


The Economist
Alex Gibney (director)
Davis Guggenheim (director)
DirecTV
Netflix
PBS
Thomson Reuters
Takeda
The Nature Conservancy
AARP
Habitat for Humanity
BBC
USAID
American Heart Association
Meals on Wheels
The Action Center
EarthJustice
Volunteers of America
FirstBank

MEMBERSHIPS
PhotoPolitic
American Society of Media Photographers
American Photographic Artists
Ad Club Colorado
Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA)

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