It all began with shooting and editing videos of me and my friend’s skateboarding back in 2000. My interests would continue to grow from there as I moved out to the West Coast in 2004, to complete a degree in Film and Media studies at UC Santa Barbara. Since then I’ve practiced my passion with media in all of its various forms.
I’ve always had an interest in photography as well but it wasn’t until I began my position as photo editor with the popular online publication HYPEBEAST that this interest was taken to the next level. I quickly became the primary photo editor for the US shift, which meant I was curating and editing hundreds of high-quality images a day. This experience day-in and day-out informed my own eye for photography and I began shooting freelance photography for the site. Having both writing and photography skills has given me unique control over the end product for my stories. Now, after living in Los Angeles for 13 years, I believe my consistent work with high-quality content has given me a unique perspective into what makes great and engaging content. I’d like to continue using my knowledge and skills to create interesting stories and to do more creative consulting work.