Born in Venice Beach, Ca. and raised between Los Angeles and the wilderness surrounding the Ojai Valley, my work is a fusion of the urban experience and the insights afforded by the natural world.
I learn best by doing and gained a majority of my knowledge and experience by working as a portrait and event photographer, though my first creative pursuit was and is music.
My childhood was isolating and dominated by alternative culture and religion and abuse. My primary concern was survival, not just physically but consciously. I had to look out for myself, pay attention and attempt to keep track of things until I was old enough to sort out the truth for myself.
My influences are Buddhist, Taoist and Native American by way of travelers and survivors trying to navigate a post modern world ravaged by empire and technology.