Scottsdale Grows ‘Up’ for The Wall Street Journal


The Arizona enclave, once known for big homes set in wide open spaces, is embracing vertical living, urban convenience and neighborly noises.

Optima Camelview in Scottsdale

Optima Camelview in Scottsdale

I recently photographed a story for The Wall Street Journal on growth in Scottsdale, Arizona. The story focused on upward growth of condo projects in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“As newcomers flood the area seeking lower taxes and jobs, developers are building taller and denser, creating an urban feel in the middle of wide-open desert.”

The story included photographing interiors, exteriors and portraits of residents at Eldorado on 1st and Optima Camelview. You can view the story online here.

As a Phoenix, Arizona editorial photographer, I often photograph assignment work in the Phoenix metro area (including Scottsdale) and throughout the state of Arizona. I am based in the Southwestern United States andregularly work with national editorial magazine clients because of my close proximity to great locations throughout Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, California and Nevada. While one of my strengths is photographing people on location, my extensive work as an environmental portrait photographer puts my subjects at ease in front of the camera and allows for a genuine more natural result. My editorial work often is utilized in story form.