/ˈīˈzen/ n. from the German language
1. English translation: iron (chemical element, Fe)
2. fine art and lifestyle photographer
got his first camera when he was 5 and has been
happily snapping away ever since
I'm a full-time dad raising 3 lovely girls while doing photography on the side.
I started doing commercial work as a full time photographer in 2003.
In 2007, I had to take on more family responsibilities and took a step back from photography to join the work force. But after a 5-year tour of duty in the corporate world I'm back behind the camera.
I'm a craftsman of light, shadow, and form in photography. Digital image editing (aka Photoshop) does make work easier… but I find it more fun and challenging to get it right in camera.
I do not have my own studio. A friend already owns a studio next door to my place. I have my own lighting gear but I rent his studio when required. It helps me from having to maintain a full time studio and helps him in his business. But again, I do have my own set of lighting gear and very skilled in doing shoots on location.
I do not give work free for the "exposure"... I’ve got bills to pay, photography gear that wears out, a family to feed, and kids to put through school.
FOR MODELS, MAKE UP ARTISTS, DESIGNERS LOOKING TO COLLABORATE...
I give limited TFP/TFCD/test shoots/xdeals/fun shoots for portfolio updates. This is not a free ride for facebook photos… I would really need you to work with me for awesome portfolio material so I will be pushing you out of you comfort zone.
But if you really insist on having the shoot done your way I can offer a reasonable rate