shooting for the stars
Dylan is a California native, born and raised in Orange County. Beginning center stage, he starred in the musical James and the Giant Peach at the age of 8-years-old, and never looked back.
Continuing with musical theater, Dylan joined choirs and various singing groups, where he gained acting skills, vocal training, and stage presence. In the meantime, he began his interest in photography. As a hobby he would use his classmates as models, where he would 'glam' them up and photograph them.
In 2005, Dylan was accepted into Orange County School Of The Arts, in the Musical Theater conservatory. He studied many vocal styles; jazz, pop, operetta, and musical theater voice. He enjoyed his experience saying, "OCSA was like Glee but real! I got to do what I loved every single day"
After OCSA, Dylan went on to Saddleback College, studying photography and Journalism. In, 2008 he gained an internship at 944 Magazine, as a photographer and writer in the editorial department. In 2010, he went on to become a contributing beauty writer at 944, where he wrote a national monthly beauty review. He covered numerous events in OC and LA, writing articles from restaurant openings to musical reviews for the Segerstrom Center for The Arts.
In 2011, Dylan appeared on Bravo TV, alongside Alexis Bellino on The Real Housewives of Orange County, as her makeup artist and photographer. He went on to say that reality TV was a 'whirlwind' experience.
In 2013, Dylan was accepted to California State University, Fullerton as a Communications major, studying Broadcast Journalism. He gained a position as photo editor on The Daily Titan and producer on OC News. He also began an internship with Entertainment Tonight and The Insider at CBS.
Being in the music department, he worked The 56th Annual Grammy Awards and various movie premieres (The Lego Movie, Pompeii) and press junkets. Working alongside Brooke Anderson (ET) & Keltie Knight (The Insider) he assisted on many interviews with Lea Michele, Jesse McCartney, Matthew Koma, Gloria Estefan, Colbie Caillat, Mary J. Blige, Smokey Robinson and Will Ferrell.
In May 2014, Dylan traveled to Florence, Italy where he documented his travels while learning about the culture. He studied Italian cinema and history of art in the various regions of Europe. He also traveled to Barcelona Spain, Paris France, and the Amalfi Coast, on a 'trip of a lifetime.'
In January 2015, Dylan worked The American Music Awards with Dick Clark Productions using Snapchat. He interviewed the likes of Diana Argon, Rita Ora, Heidi Klum, One Direction, Matthew Morrison, and more. He was asked back to work The Golden Globe Awards where he was on the red carpet capturing content for the official 'Snapchat Live Story,' which gained over 21 million views. He interviewed Kristin Wiig, Jessica Chastain, Lana Del Rey, and Academy Award winner Julianne Moore.
In May 2015, Dylan worked The Billboard Music Awards with Dick Clark Productions using Snapchat. He interviewed Meghan Trainor, Mariah Carey, Tori Kelly, Nick Jonas and Tony Award Winning actress Idina Menzel.
Dylan currently photographs for LA Confidential & Angeleno Magazine, having photographed Oscar winner Rami Malek, Hilary Swank, Jake Gyllenhaal, Armie Hammer, and Leslie Mann. He also is head of content for Fancy Sprinkles, creating branded video and photo content.