The attraction of the ocean has been present in my life ever since I first laid eyes on the Pacific Ocean, a home to mystique, beauty, and a world beyond our imaginations. Growing up in Northern California the ocean often appears moody, cold, uninviting, and dangerous. A mere shroud to hide its true nature. I spent a lot of my youth observing and

admiring the water but never pursuing time immersed in the 

water. I think fear of the unknown and a humility regarding

my swimming abilities kept me dry.  

The next time I met the Pacific Ocean, the

circumstances were quite different. The

water was warm, tropical, full of life, and inviting

me in every moment. On the Gold Coast of Oahu, a

passion which had been laying dormant inside of me

was awakened. A passion to spend immense amounts

of time surrounded by water. Slowly this passion grew and

developed into a desire to capture and to share my experiences

in the ocean with family and friends. The ocean slowly enveloped

me as I immersed myself in the waters every chance I got.

I grew up in Berkeley with an education in media from CAS and had regular access to video and photo equipment to experiment with and become adept at using. Learning to transfer my camera knowledge into the ocean setting was in no way simple, but it was easily the most enjoyable, frustrating, and rewarding educational

experience of my life to date. I want my photography

to capture what I feel in the water so others can

share the same experience. Whether you are a

water man or just like to admire from afar, you

can still show an appreciation of the sea and

reap the benefits of the water. I love to take 

beautiful photos, but at the end of the day

my goal is to make art that connects people

to the emotion of the water and show my

appreciation to a place that brings me

and many others unabated joy.