While earning my Communications degree at Marist College, I dusted off my old Nikon camera that my father had given me, and began to take classes in film photography. Although the bachelor's degree proved useful in my subsequent careers in publishing and marketing, it was the photography bug that really bit me. When the stars aligned perfectly in 2011 enabling me to open Blackstock Photography, I was thrilled. Together with Tom, my partner in life and work, we have built a practice specializing in portraits, interiors, and events. A fervent believer that the spaces around us impact our mood, health, and creative flow, I am especially passionate about the built environment. Using the tools of photography, I seek to reveal each space's essential character. Clients include architects, builders, realtors, and interior designers. When we aren't home in North Jersey, we love to travel and show our young son new parts of the world, always photographing along the way. Member, The American Society of Media Photographers
I inherited my first 35mm camera from my older brother when I was around 10 or 11 years old. I set to work with it immediately using it to take transparency images of my tamiya and airfix models as well as documenting family vacations on the south coast of England and southern France. My hobby took a more serious turn when I purchased my first canon slr when I was 21, shooting first in auto mode I soon started learning that I could be more creative using the manual controls. My journey with digital photography started around 12 years ago and it has further ignited my passion and obsession for capturing and creating artistic images. People often ask me what my favorite type of photography is and I can never answer. Whether it's capturing a beautiful sunset over a calm ocean, a heart melting smile on a child's face during a birthday party, a tear of joy running down a brides (or grooms) cheek, they are all amazing unique opportunities to freeze and record a tiny moment of our time on this crazy Journey called life!! As for what I enjoy when I'm not working.....what jules said.....