I had a pretty good run in the film industry for about 10 years; however, no matter how interesting other projects worked on might have been, the only two things anyone seems to care about is that I was a football player on the Friday Night Lights series and that I free-lanced for Cheaters. You can find a listing of some of the different projects I worked on through my IMDB Page.
Sometimes, the people you meet inspire you to join them on their journey, no matter how random or niche it may be. I had the opportunity to work with world-class leatherworker Jim Linnell, whose encouragement, mentoring, and passion for his art ignited my enthusiasm for leathercraft. Although I don’t always have as much time as I’d like to dedicate to actually honing my leather skills, I have found some solace in helping develop better resources for others… both through instruction and historical research.
A few of the articles I’ve written, videos I’ve produced, or projects I’ve worked on:
“The Best Way To Sew Leather Is Actually By Hand!” on MarthaStewart.com
“DIY Leather Sheath for a Hatchet” on ArtOfManliness.com
“Learning Leathercraft With Jim Linnell” video series
“Ye Olde’ Airship, Leather Lessons” video series
“Leaders In Leathercraft” blog series on LeathercraftLibrary.com
I by no means claim to be a professional photographer, however I recreationally enjoy setting up shots and finding visually interesting opportunities to capture. The world is a beautiful place, and sometimes it makes the job easy for you.