welder 24 stories up

I Hate Heights

I am not afraid to admit that I hate heights. Hanging out of helicopters with the doors off, working on high rise construction projects, offshore oil platforms — none of it appeals to me —yet I am drawn to it. What does appeal to me however is getting the one shot that no one else can get. Being in the moment; the right place at the right time.

Twenty-six stories up a lone welder working on a new high-rise project, the blue collar worker that gets the job done fearlessly. He gets it, he has to work hard to earn his keep and he works honestly.

As a photographer, some of what I do is record events, capturing that moment in time so the viewer can be in awe of the splendor of life. It is there that I put my fears aside, pull up my big boy pants, and do what I have to do to capture that magic.

Honestly, my passion is in the studio, but when I have to stretch my wings, my passion follows me into the field.

Enjoy the view my friends, life happens in the blink of an eye. And don’t be afraid to address your fears, you might find something you like.