my photo introduction came when i was a student at university of michigan. having to choose an art class, i chose photography instead of ceramics. i realized i was in the right place the first real night i spent in the darkroom, watching the image magically appear in the tray. after graduating with a history degree, i packed up the uhaul and headed west to california.
i eventually ended up at brooks institute of photography, where i cemented a more serious foundation of this art form.
after photography school, i lived in los angeles and worked in the field of commercial photography. i worked on professional shoots in many realms from fashion and celebrity, to automotive and product. i have worked with celebrities david bowie, stephen curry, tom petty, christian bale, neil young, tom petty, charlize theron, will ferrell, companies toyota, mercedes, nissan, h&m, target, mattel and athleta, and publications w magazine, women's wear daily, and the hollywood reporter.
i have traveled the world (both on my own and through work) and i have met fascinating people and seen many wonderous things.