As a Chicago photojournalist, I've been telling stories for the past 22 years, through both stills and motion on thousands of assignments.
Along the way, I've received a Pulitzer Prize, a World Press Photo award and several other accolades, leading HarperCollins to call me "one of the world's leading photojournalists."
Today I have my own business and run a hybrid motion/stills production company that meets the needs of various commercial and editorial clients, who are increasingly asking for both.
I know this transition from photographer to videographer very well, and will share with you what you will need to translate your storytelling into the video realm.
I'm also an adjunct professor with the School of Visual Arts in New York, and have taught multimedia at the Northwestern University Medill Graduate School.
As a public speaker, I've presented my work to sold-out events in Chicago such as Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago Ideas Week and TEDx Midwest.
I have a personal interest in Cuba, the island of my heritage. Over the past fifteen years I've shot almost a year in the country - including three months as a staff photographer for the Chicago Tribune. I go back a couple times each year.
I live in the Chicago area with my wife, fine art photographer Laura Husar Garcia, two precocious kids who take amazing photographs for their young age and a yellow lab who always wants to get into the picture (especially if there's a cheese stick involved).