Growing up hiking and skateboarding in Northern California's Sonoma Valley, I was surrounded by award winning vineyards and equally beautiful clandestine cannabis gardens. My love for photography and my incredible access to the cannabis scene provided a unique opportunity to carve out a career in the niche markets of commercial and editorial cannabis photography. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Scientific Photography from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, I began my professional career in the biomedical field photographing DNA blots for Genetech, a global leader in cutting edge cancer research. After a couple of years in the lab, I was eager to explore my options in professional photography so I switched gears to fulfill a teenage dream of creating images for the legendary Santa Cruz Skateboards. In the studio at Santa Cruz, I produced several cannabis related graphics for skaters who embraced our favorite herb. When the local green community blossomed in the late 90's I was in a prime position to create new images and market them to forward thinking media outlets like High Times- the most popular and infamous cannabis magazine on the planet. Since then, my images have graced more than 50 magazine covers, dozens of books, and countless calendars and posters sold the world over. I've also been blessed to appear in several mainstream media outlets including Time, Newsweek, and the ultimate photography and design showcase, Communication Arts. My work has also been shown in the Oakland Museum and galleries up and down the West Coast of California. Through all of this, I have met lots of wonderful people and traveled to many beautiful gardens all over the world, creating an incredible archive of cannabis images to share. As the green revolution continues to thrive, I want to make myself available to those who can appreciate beautiful images and the professional service I am more than happy to provide.
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