Artistry and story are first and foremost, however, there are some aesthetic differences between filmmaking and photography formats … and I’m always open to choosing the format(s) that best fit the project.

This nearly goes without saying, but at a time when it’s often assumed that the latest and greatest digital camera is the answer, there’s something to be said for investigating the specific story, brand, and logistics, and deciding what formats are the most appropriate visually, practically, and economically. Whether it’s RED/Arri digital cinema or Super8/16mm film, vintage VHS-C tape or modern mirrorless APS-C, digital full frame or 35mm film, I’m able to work in the medium(s) that deliver the best results.

As of January 2019, a lot of the films on this website are shot on digital formats (largely on RED), and a lot of the photographs are shot on analog film formats, but that’s merely sign of what I was up to in there 20xx!

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