About

I’m an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer, filmmaker and designer based in Los Angeles, California.

Recently, I served as a director of photography on La Frontera directed by Iliana Sosa. One episode of God Save Texas, a three-part HBO documentary series, which premiered in the episodic program at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. God Save Texas is based on a book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright, and is executive produced by Richard Linklater and Alex Gibney.

Previously, I worked as a cinematographer on The First Wave directed by Matt Heineman, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography, as well as for Best Documentary. The film was shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and garnered a total of 7 News & Doc Emmy nominations, among other nominations from the IDA, Cinema Eye Honors, PGA and Critic's Choice. The First Wave was released by National Geographic Documentary Films and NEON.

I thrive in interdisciplinary roles leading and collaborating with teams to bring strong, thoughtful images, stories and concepts to life through technical craft. I'm a quick learner with a deep sense of curiosity and an active, adventurous spirit. I've worked in the field in China, Democratic Republic of Congo, England, Germany, India, Jordan, Kenya, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Switzerland, Uganda, Vietnam and throughout the United States—though I've never been to Kansas.

I have scalable camera and lighting packages available, as well as an FAA drone pilot's license and an SSI open water scuba certification. I was once named a National Geographic Explorer and a Sundance Institute Stories of Change Fellow. I previously held an academic-appointment as a Fellow in the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California, Berkeley. A project I worked on for Vice as a director of photography won a News & Documentary Emmy for Hard News: Feature Story Long Form in 2022.

I was once an interface designer at IDEO in San Francisco. I grew up the youngest of four in northern New York, the son of a forestry professor.