One of the questions I get asked the most is ‘How did you get to photograph all the people that you have?’ And until now I’ve never answered that question, for no other reason than I just didn’t know how. I was fifteen with no idea what to do in life, where to go, who to be, I was surrounded by so much of ‘you have to be like this, you have to be like that!’ But none of it made sense to me. All I had that made sense was my camera and my mind. I lived inside my mind for so long that when I found a camera it was my tool to finally let it all out. So I did. I started to create pictures and upload them to the internet, quickly people started to notice me and my art. But looking in the mirror, I didn’t notice me, I was still conforming to a small town mentality. I never knew any different so I thought fuck it.. I started to make my own outfits, put on a leather jacket, created a leather cap and found a pair of old shades buried deep in my room somewhere. Looking in the mirror I had finally created the outside of how I always felt on the inside. I was insecure so my new look made me feel on top of the world, I dropped out of school & headed for London & New York City with very little pictures of my friends. I walked into agencies, magazines, music labels with nothing but a racing heart and a few pictures on a broken iPad. Deep down I was frightened but I was not leaving any of those buildings without at least one person noticing me. I was noticed. I look back now at that young child who really had no idea what he was doing and it amazes me how much strength and passion we have inside of us when we really test ourselves. For so long I felt that I had created a character that guided me through everything but now I realize that character was always who I am and I just needed to believe in myself. Fast forward a few years and I’ve worked with some of the greatest talents of my generation and generations before me. Some of my favorites are above. These pictures were created for magazines & that enabled me to learn how to work creatively with other creatives and concepts.