Welcome to Flow Roll Photos!
October 14, 2015
This website is the intersection of my two hobbies: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and photography. During college, while majoring in audio engineering, I decided to branch and start learning video production and editing. After some formal classes, a TV studio internship, a lot of reading, and even more trial and error, I started to get a grasp of the basics of filming and editing video.
Then I graduated college, and without a subject to focus on, the video hobby fell to the wayside. Fast forward 7 or 8 months, I was still working at the music retail job I started two years prior, and doing little else. Without anything to satiate my natural intellectual curiosity, I realized I needed something new in my life.
That's where Brazilian Jiu Jitsu came in. After a few years of toying with the idea of training, I finally had the time and, by cutting out pretty much all non-essential expenses, the money to start training. I tried my first class at Soulcraft BJJ in Hamden, CT on January 21, 2013 and knew I was hooked. I signed up after the very first class, and never looked back. In the last 2+ years, I have dedicated the majority of my free time to training, studying techniques from videos and books, and competing as much as my budget (and body) will allow.
About a year ago, I was given the opportunity to to scrape some rust off my video skills by filming and editing weekly technique videos for the academy (you can check the videos out here). Filming these videos gave me an excuse to buy better camera, which in turn sparked a new interest in still photography.
I have since tried to bring my camera with me wherever I go to sharpen my still-developing skills, but jiu jitsu remains my preferred photographic subject. I will do my best to keep this site updated with my newest tournament and training photos.
Thanks for taking the time to check it out, and a big thanks if you made it through this first post.