Photography is a family tradition. I was raised in the darkroom, and on the fine art work of photographers like Edward Weston, Diane Arbus, and Ansel Adams. My father took me shooting with him regularly and taught me how to look at light. He gave me my first camera (an Olympus RC); I made my first black and white print at the age of 7.
In terms of education, I chose the performing arts; I have dance degree from the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. There are some gaps in the timeline of my photographic journey, enforced upon it by life in general, but film and cameras are one of the few things that have remained constant every step of the way.
After some introductory years of street photography in Europe, I started using a Rolleiflex in New York City in 2004. The larger negative and less obvious style of shooting appealed to me. In 2009, having moved to Larchmont, NY, I built a darkroom in my basement and started printing with a condenser enlarger. I was fortunate enough to be accepted into the Mamaroneck Artists Guild and was able to exhibit work in their gallery before moving to Texas in 2010. Since then, I have largely been using a Hasselblad, but recently rediscovered 35mm film with the Nikon F my father passed on to me. It took a few years, but I am back to doing everything myself, by hand, from start to finish, and I have started
exhibiting work again. I also enjoy large format format photography, mostly with a Crown Graphic, and playing with some alternative processes like wet plate and cyanotype.
When I am not pursuing my passion of street photography, I enjoy project work and - especially - photographing my daughter, who is an excellent and (mostly) willing subject.