Why?  Why pictures?  Why photography?  Photography is access.  Without photography I could never have imaged the view of the bleachers from the field at Yankee Stadium; being on stage in front of 20,000 screaming music fans; exploring the World and its endless diversity; helping to give a voice to those in need; or being openly invited to witness the courage and vulnerability that comes with human connection.  Using photography as a means to communicate, I have imagined a life that is uniquely mine.  I’ve had direct interaction with the things that have shaped me.  …and drawn from them the courage to attempt to discover life’s meaning through actively participating in it.  I am blessed to do the work that I do.  Its demands are plenty, but its rewards are plenty more.

Personally : I am a middle child and fire sign.  I make mistakes…and learn from them.  I’ve had great success.  I’ve had great failure.  I was named after 60′s British crooner Tom Jones.  I am a Leo.  I am a father.  My son and I are in a band together.  His name is Maceo – “may-see-oh”.  Our band is called The Robe Warriors.  His mother is my best friend.  We are blessed.  I am ambidextrous.  I was petrified of ET when I was a child.  I maintain that ET is still relatively frightening as an adult.  I am a food & libation junkie.  I moonlight as a mixologist/barkeep at a craft cocktail lounge.  I watch more history documentaries than I probably should.  I own a boat & often dream of becoming a river boat captain when I grow up.  I enjoy banter and drivel as much as I love the words themselves. I dig a challenge, getting lost, finding home, my son & his stages, the crackles & pops of vinyl records, edamame, a good cooking class, my Nonna’s lasagna, losing hours with my acoustic guitar, tasty spirits & proper company to enjoy them with.  …oh, and the Beatles.  I am a bona fide Beatlemaniac.

Occasionally, I receive industry-type recognition. Proof (if you will) that the work resonates.  Here is my humblebrag:

    • Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine International Top 20 A-List Photographer.
    • International Multiple-Award Winning Member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photography.
    • Bridebox Top-20 Wedding Photographers in New York State.
    • Maestro Dobel / Danny Clinch International Rock n’ Roll Photographers Grand Award Winner.
    • International Award Winning Member of The Fearless Photographers.
    • Little Black Book Preferred Photographer with Style Me Pretty.
    • 5-Time New York Yankee Official Poster Night Photographer.
    • Lead Photographer of The Jorge Posada Foundation for 4 years.
    • Current Lead Photographer of The Ryan Callahan Foundation.
    • 10-Time Rochester International Jazz Festival Photographer.
    • Lead Photographer / Social Media strategist for the ROC Holiday Village.
    • Official House Photographer – Kodak Center, Rochester, NY
    • Founding member of The Best of Wedding Photography Directory.
    • Editorial Staff Photographer with POST Magazine + (585) Magazine.
    • Contributing Editorial Photographer: Rochester Magazine, Destination Weddings Magazine + Well Wed Magazine
    • As a photographer for his Son’s Wedding, I once directed Academy Award Winning Director Ron Howard.
    • Official photographer for multiple local events including Mural Art Festival Wall\Therapy, Party in the Park, The Polar Plunge and counting…

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