How did I become an Architectural Photographer?
Well, I have always been creative. I started taking piano lessons at 12 years old, I learned how to play bass when I was 17 and then guitar at 19. I played bass in several local bands. Then I went back to playing piano at 21. The singer in one of my bands is still doing music today. He is writing soundtracks for movies in LA and his brother won two Grammies in 2015.
When I first started in photography, I wanted to learn how to take better photos. At the time I convinced my father to do the New York Institute of Photography course with me, which we completed in 2004.
At the time working for my father at his art gallery gave me the chance to evolve by photographing art. Also learning color harmony and building picture frames, further pushed me along this path. I didn’t realize it at the time but working in the art business for 7 years gave me a lot of fundamentals that most photographers don’t have.
Fast forward another 7 years to when my first son was born, I realized at this time that I can’t spend enough time with my family and do music BUT I needed a way to vent my create impulses.
I loved photography so it was at this point in my life that I decided to give up music to concentrate on architectural photography. This was best for my family and the artist in me. I still love playing music but I don’t perform any more. Now all of my time is spent on my new passion.
Did you know that Ansel Adams was a musician before he became a photographer?