365|2009 is what made me want to be a photographer. Prior to this one year undertaking I was pretty much a hobbyist documenting trips and the things that struck me about Korea. Committing to a self portrait everyday for a year push my creative and technical skills to new levels. All of the images here were taken on my first DSLR, an entry level Canon 350D. During this project I learned how to conceptualize, plan, light, process and edit my images. I shared a new photo daily with the flickr 365 2009 group. We were a relatively small group of a few hundred members and most of my flickr contacts and idols today are as a result of that group. It’s the same kind of bond you share with your grad class be it high school or boot camp.
Now as I become increasingly busy with engagements, events, commercial photography and everything in between I look back at this body of work and realize it reflects my true photographic style. I live for creative ideas and bold concepts, images that embody an element of humor, originality, strangeness or all three. My goal is to entice the viewer to say, “THAT’S AWESOME!”.