I conquered a stutter when I was 12 years old after years of speech therapy. Tongue twisters are a breeze now!
My nick-name “Vinnie” comes from being called “Vinnie the Pooh” in school.
I can fall asleep anywhere and unfortunately, according to my girlfriend, I snore. She thinks it’s hilarious when I do this on a plane or bus or on airport seats.
I once dressed as Elvis and performed in character for an entire wedding ceremony.
Brill is british slang for Brilliant. The American equivalent of cool.
I won a essay contest in high school. The title was “What would I do if I were state legislature.” It was my first writing contest and the first time I was airborne.
I am a Los Angelino but currently I live on the island of Maui. I am so grateful that I am able to live on Hawai’i and every single day I get do something I absolutely love. Sidney Lumet, a personal hero of mine, said, “My job is to care about and be responsible for every frame of every movie I make.” This statement at the end of his book “Making Movies” ignited my passion for photography and filmmaking. I from then on was dedicated to that one frame, that one image. Lighting. Lenses. Cameras. Directing. Photoshop. Class after class, online lecture after online lecture. Youtube video after Youtube video. I became obsessed. A nerd if you will. Since then, roughly fifteen years ago, I have had so many incredible experiences and met so many amazing people. I have filmed music videos, I’ve shot weddings in Hawaii, Alaska and Los Angeles. Captured footage from a boar hunt in the west Maui mountains. I have had the amazing opportunity to film several motivational speakers and learn a great deal from them. I was commissioned to create behind-the-scene black and white images for New York and Los Angeles Fashion Week. I’ve worked on so many fun and crazy productions. It really has been a dream and an incredible ride.
My photography style is photojournalism. Candid. The rules are simple: observe and capture. Do not disturb. Let moments unfold naturally.