I personally am a man of many passions, never ending visions, and a true drive for success and happiness. Oh and I have a bit of a "White Knight" complex as my wife calls it. In other words I want to try to save, fix, etc. everyone I meet including our twisted little world.
I do have experience with acting, voice work, radio, and also quite a bit of theater background and although its not my primary focus I never turn down an opportunity to get involved. However admittedly this is not my primary focus.
My true PRIMARY focus, the thing that stands in front of everything else is Studio 8 Photography and Boutique. My wife and I are the owners/operators of Studio 8 and currently we are in the midst of a possible great expansion. We offer full service photography and are mixing it with a retail boutique specializing in rockabilly, pinup, punk, etc. inspired apparel, accessories, home goods and more. Photographically what makes us unique is we truly will do anything to capture the true spirit of those we photograph. Some of the more interesting clients we have had so far include a newly engaged couple who "fought off" a "zombie" attack in their engagement photos and also a H.S. Senior that played guitar. We put said senior on a professional concert stage with full lights and smoke and THAT was his senior picture. I would say the company is turn key but its already running its just that primarily we are focusing on the photo side. We are currently seeking partners/investors to help us expand into the full vision for Studio 8.
My other focus is my series of coffee table photo art books. A mixture of new school pinup, erotic, fetish, art nude and more. The goal is that through the photography we can show alternative forms of beauty, the beauty in sensuality and kink, and additionally to hopefully help people evolve into a more sex positive and kink aware society. Currently the first edition has been published and is for sale, we are shooting for the second one as we speak.
Sex positive thinking and kink awareness are two big topics for me. I believe strongly in LGBT rights and the sexual freedoms of all Americans. I do a little bit of public speaking and activism relating to these topics and of course always want to do more. Hopefully in my lifetime I can see us come a LONG way from where we are now!
Beyond all this I am a fun, outgoing, honest guy who loves music and the arts.
Unique traits: Multiple Tattoos and Piercings
Webster University (Saint Louis, MO)
The Illinois Center for Broadcasting (Lombard, IL)
Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL)