To begin, since I'm sure a lot are wondering, my last name is actually easy to pronounce:
see, I told you it was easy, sounds the same as it's spelled ;-)
I'm a local Long Island photographer specializing in portraits, weddings, and local landscape photography. I am located on the beautiful North Fork of Long Island and also spend some time in Nassau County where I grew up. I was born and raised here on LI and love all the natural beauty it has to offer. My wife and I have two amazing children who have provided me with so much inspiration; they have shown me how rewarding it can be to capture such ordinary, yet special and timeless, moments in their lives.
I love capturing the natural side of people and their personalities whether in portrait sessions or weddings. I prefer shooting on location but I am not restricted to just using natural light, I have a love of off camera lighting so I am never afraid to create my own light and tweak existing light when need be to produce the best images possible.
My work has been featured/displayed in the following:
Northforker/ Suffolk Times: Various dates
Eurotuner Magazine: June 2011, "From Bags to Riches" full feature.
Performance VW Magazine: February 2011, "Built not Bought" profile
Newsday: November 26, 2010 full page print for "your best shots"
Euromedian web blog
Air Society web blog
We Love Bass web blog
Scraped Crusaders web blog
Klutch Republik web blog
"Sea Something, Say Something" - Art Exhibit at Borghese Vineyard, May 2017 - 3 pieces invited to be displayed
Martha Clara Vineyards, May 2016 - Artist in Residence, solo exhibit for the month of May.
Quogue Public Library, February 2016 - "50 Shades of White" juried photo contest, First place winner
Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, May 2015 - "Annual Gurwin Photo Contest", Honorable Mention in Kids category, Honorable Mention in Pets category.
Riverhead Library Art Gallery, October 2014 - "Friends of Riverhead Free Library 49th Annual Photography Competition", - 1st place in “Structures/Still Life” category, 1st place in “Landscape” category, and “Friends Choice Award” for landscape entry.
Gallery Crossing, August 2014 – Shared gallery show with local Long Island painter, Joanne Rosko.
Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery, February 2014 - “Music in Images” juried photography exhibition, 1st place.
Cars & Cameras - An Automotive Photography Event, September 2013, Ocean City, MD – 3 works invited for display.
Riverhead Library Art Gallery, October 2011 - "Friends of Riverhead Free Library 46th Annual Photography Competition", - 3rd place in "People" category.
Studio East Gallery, July 2011 - "Endless Summer" juried art exhibition.
Studio East Gallery, June 2011 - "Landscapes" juried art exhibition.
Molloy College, March 2011 - "Faces of Long Island" juried photo exhibition. Photo titled "Zoey" selected as a winner and is now in the permanent art collection of Molloy College.
Suffolk County Historical Society, June 2009 - "Suffolk Landmarks and Places of Interest" juried photo exhibition.
What's in my bag?
Member, Professional Photographers Association