I guess it begs the question: What is LiveMotoFoto? The answer is the three words themselves as they relate to one another:
“Live", the insatiable desire to live a life of meaning and substance. To feel and know that what you (or me) is doing in this life is worthwhile.
“Moto", had someone told me 10 years ago that motorcycles would forever alter the course of my life and root themselves so deeply in my world, I would have look at them quizzically. But that is exactly what happened and if I were to die tomorrow, I would feel complete knowing I had found the one thing that has contributed to such great of joy in my life. Oh, yeah, it's also the best way to get around town.
“Foto”, spelled as the Europeans do to retain the four letter pattern, has been my core manner of artistic and professional expression. I cannot sculpt, I can barely draw, and let us not even mention my ineptitude to play a musical instrument. Photography, the study of light and composition worked it’s way into my life more than 15 years, I have devoted my life to mastering the craft. I'm not even close to mastery yet. Visually a singular photograph has the ability to make a profound statement but linking a number of photographs together can also tell a beautiful story without the need for words.
The three together Live, Moto, Foto, reflect the core philosophy of my work, personality, and profession.
In recent years, my aligning passion for motorcycles, journalism, marketing, writing, and travel have taken over a healthy portion of my portfolio and my life. Though the bulk of my clientele and professional photographic work encapsulates events, headshots, documentary, product, fashion, wedding, editorial, and commercial photography, motorcycles are the very machines that bring me an unparalleled happiness. They are second only to my amazing girlfriend and family.
In addition to my photography, I am a certified California Motorcycle Safety Program instructor with the goal of teaching new riders how to properly operate a motorcycle so they can live a long and fruitful life as a safe motorcyclist.
I am also the Editorial and Content Director at the MotoCulturalist and Editor-At-Large for Thrillist, Pipeburn, Throttle Roll, HDFourms, and Ride Apart.