Photography has become a medium upon which great friendships in my life have been built. It's not just what I do, it's a part of who I am as a person.
I started taking photos back when flip and slide phones were all the rage. I had a sliding phone with a basic photo editing program built into it. I found myself enjoying snapping photos and editing them and setting them as my background wallpaper. Fast forward a couple years and my friend Chris Gaffka asked me if I wanted to join him and his friend Luke Bhothipiti to go shoot some long exposure photographs at night. Having never seen a DSLR camera used in such a way, I found myself very interested and decided to go along. I vividly remember looking at one of the images that Luke had captured and being amazed at what I saw. I was inspired. I knew from that point on that taking photographs was what I wanted to do in life. A week later I bought my first DSLR and have been shooting ever since.
I believe in being a hard worker at everything you do in life. Treat the small tasks with the same importance as the large tasks. I pride myself in taking notice of the details that many often overlook.
My photographs document how I approach each and every photo shoot with the same objectives in mind...to make you laugh, have a good time and to capture who you truly are as an individual. Who knows, we might even become great friends in the process!
If you would like to set up a shoot with me or if you're just a fan of my work, I would love to hear from you! Fill out the contact sheet below and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I hope to speak with you soon! -Dustin