I am photographer based in Atlanta, GA. While I have worked in the music industry for nearly a decade, I also complete a lot of editorial, corporate, and commercial assignments.

My style and approach is simple, bold, classic, and true.

My greatest talents are the ability to mix with any class of people and to get nervous subjects to relax in front of my camera.

I’m married to the lovely and talented musician, Meghan Arias, and between us we have four boys ranging from age 4 to 14.

Can you trust me for your project? Yes. Here's why. I've followed Big Boi around at his dentist's office. I've photographed CEO's for companies like Coca-Cola and General Motors. I've helped launch social media campaigns for companies like Land Rover. I've been questioned for my choice of shooting angle and then later publicly praised on Twitter by CNN anchor, Robin Meade. I've helped create e-commerce style guides for companies like Carter's and OshKosh. I've been aboard Iranian shipping vessels. I've sat on sidewalks in cities like Mumbai, Havana, and Hong Kong listening to the stories of street kids, business people, and prostitutes.

These are the experiences I bring to your project. You tell me what you need and when you need it and I'll work my ass off for you. Lastly, with the help of a large social media and blogging community, I can get the word out. Trust me.

Publications ::
Bloomberg Business Week
Harvard Business Review
Design Bureau
Alternative Press
Guitar Edge
Guitar World
The Atlantan
Creative Loafing
Southeast Performer
USA Today
AFP (stringer)
Men's Book

Brands ::
The Coca-Cola Company
Land Rover
FujiFilm USA
FujiFilm Middle East
United Guaranty
Hard Rock Cafe

General Motors
Yamaha (Music Division)
Atlanta Business Bank
Palo Alto Networks
JC Penney

Record Labels ::
Atlantic Records
Island Records
Geffen Records
Reach Records
Tooth & Nail Records
Gotee Records
Sony Music
Elektra Records
Vanguard Records
Southern Ground Artists
Favorite Gentleman

Interviews ::
- video
LightSource - audio
The Digital Trekker - audio
F-Stop Beyond - audio
TWiT Photo - video
Musea - audio
(coming soon)
The Great Discontent - text
The Candid Frame - audio

Presentations / Misc ::
Creative Mornings - Getting Honest
Luminance - Social Meeedia
Photoshelter - If I had to start today

DigitalRev - Pro Photographer / Cheap Camera Challenge / Hong Kong
Gulf Photo Plus
- 2009 Shootout with David Hobby and Joey L.
Gulf Photo Plus - 2010 Shootout with Joey L. and Gregory Heisler.
Gulf Photo Plus - 2013 Shootout with Lindsey Adler and John Keatley.
Shots Fired - Profiled by Complex Magazine

Videos I've Made for Creatives ::
Signal & Noise
Speaking Engagements ::
Platform Speaker - PhotoPlus, NYC -
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Platform Speaker / Workshop Leader -
Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

FujiFilm Presenter - Photokina, 2012

Platform Speaker - Photoshop World,
Orlando - 2010

Platform Speaker - Photoshop World,
Las Vegas - 2010

Platform Speaker - Luminance - NYC - 2012

Platform Speaker - Plywood Presents - Atlanta - 2012

Keynote Speaker - Creative Mornings - Atlanta - 2011

Keynote Speaker - Photo Camp Utah - 2009

Keynote Speaker - Atlanta Celebrates Photography - 2013

Free Lunch Speaker - Twitter HQ - 2011
Magazine Articles ::
PDN - The Lighting Issue - 2010
PDN - School of Hard Knocks - 2011
PDN - Best of Photo Instructors - 2012
PDN - Q&A - 2013
Rangerfinder - Interview & Showcase - 2010
Digital Photo Pro - Epson Emerging Photographer Series - 2009

Photography Instruction ::
I've taught photography workshops extensively throughout the United States as well as Australia, Cuba, England, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and the UAE.

My OneLight DVD (now retired) shipped to more than 120 countries and my lighting field guide, DEDPXL, has been the number one selling publication on MagCloud.

My Photography Q&A tumblr received more than 1.9 million page views in its first year and subsequently became the basis for my first published book, Photography Q&A : Real Questions. Real Answers. Foreword by Rolling Stone senior photo editor, Sacha Lecca. Published by New Riders. Available on Amazon, iBooks, and at retailers near you.

You can find my online classes on creativeLIVE and Kelby Training. I'm launching a new site in the fall/winter of 2013 for instruction as well. Wheee!