From the time I was a little boy, I dreamed of traveling “around the world” to learn about people and places that were mysterious to me. There was a time, in the midst of raising a family and building a career, I feared that dream was out of reach. Fortunately, in 1998, Sony Pictures sent me to live in Hong Kong to work across China and Southeast Asia supervising television production. This immersive experience in oriental Asia opened a new world to me and I rediscovered an interest in photography, (an interest that had started in college,) as a means of documenting my boyhood dream come true.
Upon returning to my career in Los Angeles, I found the travel bug had set its teeth in me, compelling me to take annual vacations to far-away and remote places. I took a second overseas posting to Moscow, Russia. The wanderlust came first but was followed by a desire to make better photographs. Upon returning from Russia I went back to school to work on my skills.
Now, I try to visit someplace on the other side of the world once or twice a year. My approach to travel photography comes from the point-of-view of a street photographer and a documentarian. I photograph people in the context of their day-to-day lives.