Ask any ten year old what they want to be when they grow up and chances are they will say a fireman or police officer.
Not me. I always knew what I wanted to do.
I was going to be a photographer!
My education in photography started in high school where I befriended Mr. Frank Limacella. He was my photo teacher and saw great promise in what I was doing. So much so he encouraged me to further my education and assisted me in obtaining a scholarship to PRATT institute, where I received my BFA in photography.
After graduating, I furthered my education by working in photo studios and labs around NY.
And then it happened. I lost all my work to a flood.
All of my portfolios, my negatives, 10 years worth of prints. Gone!
So when a friend of mine called me up and invited me to join him in starting a production company in the U.S. Virgin Islands, I jumped at the opportunity to start over as a TV producer. But after many years of producing shows for our local TV stations, I couldn’t help but feel like I forgot something.
I forgot about my love for photography. The beauty of the still image. The power of story telling with just a moment in time.
So, I quit my day job and am now embarking on a new journey. And I love it!!
And now I wish to be a part of your journey. To document your most powerful, loving moments against a backdrop of the beautiful US Virgin islands.