Derek is passionate for creating engaging, powerful and timeless imagery. His meticulous eye for detail, passion for storytelling, and versatility allows him to excel on a wide variety of assignments.  He enjoys a challenge, but also to be given creative freedom throughout the production process. 

A South Jersey native, he discovered his passion for photography while taking classes for several years in high school. Upon graduating, he moved across the country to Santa Barbara where he enhanced his photography knowledge and skills at the renown Brooks Institute of Photography. After earning his Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Professional Photography with an emphasis in Commercial Photography, he made the move to Los Angeles. After working for numerous photographers as an assistant, digital technician, and retoucher, he was ready for a change of pace.

Currently located in Denver, Derek collaborates with clients to solve any problems while putting his unique perspective to best use. He is extremely positive, outgoing, and always looking to create dynamic imagery that further tells the brand's story. Music, sports, food, fitness, travel, family & friends are what fuel and continuously keeps him inspired. 

Some of Derek's work has been found in Interior Design, Women's Running, Hearth & Home, Rockies Magazine, Incisal Edge among other formats. 

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