When I was 10 years old my parents gave me a Kodak Instamatic 126 to distract me from pestering my father about letting me use his Retina. He’d made the mistake of allowing me to take one photo with it (of him) when I was 4 years old, and that was the end of that. Or the beginning. Now I use a Nikon D200.
I’m fortunate to have been able to do what I love to do. When photographing, I look for what makes that subject (object or business) unique and try to bring something to the viewer that has not been noticed before. Quality is as important to me as it is to my clients.
My work has been in publications and in galleries, including my own, where I also represented some cool emerging artists. I’ve also been able to teach photography to adults and children and as art therapy to youth in the criminal justice system in Rochester and Portland.
I grew up near Cleveland, Ohio, majored in Communications and currently live in a rural Ohio county along the Ohio River, but I’ve also lived in Rochester, New York, Columbus, Ohio, and Cannon Beach, Oregon. I love NYC, Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Provence, not necessarily in that order.