After high school I joined the Navy, In my free time on base I would visit the library, where I found photography books that allowed me to visit the past and exotic places. I became curious about how you made a career out of what seemed like a hobby.
In Oregon I signed up for art classes where I learned the basic principles of photography. Not long after, I moved to Maine where I got a job with a still life photographer, a graduate of RISD, who educated me in some of the most technical aspects of photography.
New York City was my next stop, where I worked for 10 years. As a photo assistant I experienced nearly every genre of professional photography. I also took advantage of the museum exhibits and gallery shows, this allowed me to contrast my commercial knowledge with abstract artistic concepts. Eventually I began to work on my own projects with clients including Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful, Conde Nast, and Nordstrom.
Currently I live in the Midwest, not so far from where I started, I still love using light to tell compelling stories. Thank you for your interest in my work!