Max is a DP with an eye for visual storytelling, natural lighting and immersive camera movement. His approach is simple: to support the director’s vision and to never distract the viewer from the story with his photography. With today's smaller budgets and tightened schedules, he often works with multiple handheld cameras, but there's little he enjoys more than crafting a highly stylized frame while utilizing the most current motion imaging technology.
The American Society of Cinematographers has twice recognized his cinematography, first with the A.S.C. Heritage Award for Outstanding Cinematography Honorable Commendation in 2005 and later with a nomination for the same award in 2006.
Through his work in television, Max has teamed up with Netflix, Hulu and HBO to shoot digital content and promos for such shows as Westworld, Stranger Things and Game of Thrones. And his spot work has been recognized by AdAge, The Addys, The One Club, Shoot Magazine and more.
With over fifty music videos and live music shows to his credit, Max has shot such bands and artists as The Doobie Brothers, Phoenix, The Airborne Toxic Event, Weezer, Snoop Dogg, and The All-American Rejects.
A San Francisco native, Max graduated from UC Berkeley before furthering his education at the USC School of Cinematic where he earned his Masters in Fine Arts. He currently works freelance out of Los Angeles and is represented by TDN.