I’ve been fascinated by photography my whole life. The power of the visual image as it magically appears in the developing tray, comes to life in the digital world or leaps onto the screen in a darkened movie theater always gets me. When I was a kid in New Jersey my dad and I built a darkroom in the basement. I spent countless hours shooting photos and enlarging images. My twin brother Michael and I made 8mm movies and charged the neighborhood kids to watch them.
I studied Film Production at Wesleyan University and the University of Southern California before joining the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600 in 1980. Beginning as a trainee, then 2nd assistant, and 1st assistant cameraman I have been a camera operator for over 25 years. I served Local 600 as a member of the National Executive Board and have been an active member of the Society of Camera Operators serving several terms on the Board of Governors.
My A-camera work in feature films includes Air Force One, Spiderman, The Perfect Storm, Primary Colors, The Hangover, 21 Jump Street and Game Night. My television credits include Harry’s Law, Santa Clarita Diet and Grace and Frankie. I’ve had the pleasure of working with such notable directors of photography as Laszlo Kovacs, Michael Ballhaus, John Seale, Caleb Deschanel, Don Burgess, Michael Chapman, Barry Peterson and Gale Tattersall. In 2015 I was honored with the Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Award. Having recently retired from the film business, I enjoy having the time to dive back into my still photography adventures.