I am a non-union cinematographer, gimbal/camera operator, and focus puller/1st AC in Chicago, IL. I mainly work on commercials and documentaries, but I also work on feature films and tv shows. I went to school for graphic design and advertising at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and graduated with honors. I chose to work in the film industry because I enjoy the collaboration of filmmaking, plus the lack of a desk helps.
To me, cinematography should always support the story that's being told. I tend to always shoot for the edit and am always thinking about the edit whether I am the cinematographer or a camera operator. Pretty pictures are great but if they don't support the story, I haven't done my job.
I would love to work on your next project. Please contact me if you'd like to work together. I look forward to future collaborations.