I am humbled and honored to have received the award for Best Fashion Photographer of the year by 303 Magazine.
It's such a wonderful feeling, to be seen, heard, and recognized by my industry, colleagues, and community, in Denver, Colorado and beyond.
Big thanks to Denver Fashion Week and 303 Magazine, for the nomination, and for striving to support and bolster Fashion in the Front Range.
Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with and create alongside so many incredible, brilliant, beautiful, talented, passionate, extraordinary human beings; designers, makeup artists, models, hairstylists, wardrobe stylists, creative directors, editors, assistants, techs, entrepreneurs - a diverse collection of individuals without whom none of this would be possible. To each of you, I would like to express my most sincere, heartfelt gratitude.
Those who know me, know that I aspire to empower and uplift those that I work with; to impel and embolden all those that cross my path. It's a beautiful sort of reciprocity, to have that returned in a singular, significant gesture.
To all of you that have supported and believed in me, not just for this award but throughout my time behind the camera, both as a man and artist, words cannot suffice to express my thanks and appreciation. Though it may sound cliche, you have been the wind in my sails; allowing me to traverse this strange and surreal journey, both in times of calm and chaos.
Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. Do not let anyone or anything hold you back. Never give up. Never relent. You are worthy and deserving of all that you aspire to achieve. When the road gets rough, when it feels as though you are drowning, remember that all you need do is breathe. Allow everything, all of it, the good and the bad, the incredible and the terrible, to wash over and through you. Embrace every moment and strive to revel in your trials and tribulations; they will clear a path and carve out your character in the process.
Truly, I believe that life is art and art is life. I am so grateful for my life, my art, and this moment.
Once again, thank you, from the core of my being.