Welcome to Buzz Click Photography. I’m Spike.
Taking pictures. This is what I love to do. When I was young, my mom was always pointing a camera in my face. Many years later – with a job in the public eye – I’m still more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it. I’m self-taught. I’ve been honing my photography skills since I bought my first SLR camera in 1997. Cameras have come and gone and equipment has changed over the years but my love for creating art has only been amplified by the playground of endless subjects and creative possibilities.
I was born in Philadelphia and have called Detroit home for the past 20+ years. I travel the world with my wife and two daughters. Sometimes, in pursuit of great live music and craft beer. But usually, I’m chasing the perfect location to photograph. My short attention span encourages a more interesting body of work.
My other creative release is my day job: co-host of the Mojo In The Morning radio show. This job has afforded me many unique photo opportunities such as the Stanley Cup race, The Grammy Awards and President Barack Obama on the campaign trail. Unfortunately, the day job keeps me from shooting and updating my site as often as I’d like!
My photography and radio job alike have allowed me to put my own creative “twist” on reality. As Mark Twain said, “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” I believe that! On the surface, a photograph is just a moment in time. But beyond the technique and the equipment, the “magic” of photography is the unique perspective each artist puts into his/her work.
That’s my story but I’m just getting started. My images have appeared in magazines, art galleries, newspapers, national news websites, academic text books and advertisements. This is a huge compliment to a guy who is just trying to get out of the house with a camera every once in a while!
Be sure to follow me on Instagram for regular updates on my travels and my warped sense of humor. Sláinte!