"There's two things that really shaped my childhood: homeschooling and watching movies. My parents didn't believe in TV programming whatsoever, but we watched about 3-4 films a week from as early as I can remember. I truly connected with this visual storytelling and found myself thinking in scenes and shots, developing a cinematic thought process that carried through my young life. In high school I got my first video camera - a Sony DV handycam that I used to shoot everything. When I got into film school, I had a great opportunity to refine my vision and learn the beauty of collaboration, along with discovering the power of still imagery.
Now working out of NYC, my days are spend creating short form videos for organizations that are changing the world and photographing people and events that I am excited to know and be a part of. My career as a visual creative is just kicking off and I'm inspired by the opportunities around me and the talented other artists that surround me in this city.
Holdfast's Moneymaker has been one of the greatest assets in my career thus far. I originally made the investment because it fulfilled the need of a harness camera system and I was happy to be supporting a small company in the heart of the USA, but I really had no idea how many benefits were packaged into this product. Aside from being an excellent conversation piece, the Moneymaker prevents me from being written off as "just another photographer" in such a saturated area like NYC. The leather is much more organic and human than the machined black nylon or plastic. Plain and simple, it just looks great, probably on anyone.
The harness system allows me to effortlessly connect a 10 lb DSLR video rig to my hip without feeling like its even there. Sometimes I connect another camera body to the second harness, sometimes a flash, sometimes nothing at all. Anything I use it for, it works flawlessly right into my workflow for any shoot, video or photography. I have to thank Holdfast, because the Moneymaker just keeps giving back."
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