I’ve been a staff photographer with the Military Times Media Group, formerly known as Army Times, since 1998. Prior to that, I was a staffer at the Sun-Journal in Lewiston, Maine. I graduated Boston University’s School of Communication back in 1995 after an internship at the Boston Herald, and many late nights working for the student newspaper, The Daily Free Press. I did a semester abroad with Syracuse University’s London program, where I met my wife, Helene. I won a couple of NPPA student awards, and even went to Barnstorm VII, The Eddie Adams Workshop.
I’ve covered “realworld” military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo. I’ve logged about 10 months in Iraq, 2 months in Afghanistan, and maybe 3 months in in Kosovo, back in the day. Stories on military exercises have gotten me to about 30 other countries, and maybe 40 US states. I’ve covered air shows, trade shows, cruised for features, shot night football in late October in Maine, and covered funerals and weddings. One of my greatest moments of clarity was running into James Nachtwey while checking into a hotel and realizing I was in the right place.
After attending Dirk’s Platypus Workshop, I have been working on some moving picture projects. My most recent project, Making a Marine Officer, has been shown on 20 television stations and earned an Emmy nomination here in DC, as well as picked up a couple of awards in the White House News Photographers Association contest.
When I grow up, I am going to be a wedding photographer.