I was brought up in Beverly Hills in the 60’s and 70’s and consider myself a true Angeleno. I’ve spent countless afternoons with my wife and two small sons driving obscure streets, searching out streets that might still have some of that Old Los Angeles feeling. When shooting out of the studio I love photographing portraits against gritty, urban backgrounds.
For nearly twenty-five years I have enjoyed a second career working as a musician in the Hollywood film industry. While satisfying an unrelenting obsession for art and photography, I have simultaneously worked as a composer, keyboard player and/or music copyist for over 200 feature films, including Spiderman, Team America, The Legend of Zorro, The Stepford Wives and the biggest box office hit of all time, Titanic; plus hundreds of episodes of television, including The Simpsons, several versions of Star Trek as well as all the Academy Awards shows for the past 14 years.
I’ve always said, the only thing worse than not knowing what I’ll be doing in 10 years is knowing what I’ll be doing in 10 years. In accordance with that ideal, I try to keep my life varied. At different times in my life I’ve been very enthusiatically involved with a range of artistic endeavors including cabinetmaking, poetry writing, computer programming and long distance bicycle riding.
One week (to exemplify the two opposite ends of the spectrum in which I exist) I had composed the music for four of the top 10 videos on the Billboard Magazine charts. Three were Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen videos; the fourth was Playboy's "The Girls of the Hawaiian Tropic."
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