Via Pictures is an extension of my passions for storytelling through video and photography. “Via” means path or way, and I find documentary work largely deals with the paths of people in this world. Through my work in video and photography I am able to share the stories of others, and share my own as I travel through the landscapes of other's lives.
While I work as a director of photography for a live-events and media company, I use Via Pictures to share my work helping others tell stories and giving a glimpse into my life through photos as I've travel for work. My heartbeat in filmmaking is cinematography and while I enjoyed and value the years I spent as a gaffer and DP (director of photography) on commercials, industrials and indie feature films, I hold a love for documentaries for the nature of the genre and the experiences I have had making them.
Below is a short piece the NY Times released that I shot with Debra Tolchinsky which is being developed into a feature documentary. It is worth the 13 minutes to hear this woman's story.
Contaminated Memories This short documentary film is one of the projects I am most proud of. I have been fortunate to collaborate as cinematographer on this film which is in production on a feature-length version.