I'm a native Angeleno, born in 1970. I first picked up an Olympus camera with a normal lens when I was 14. I began shooting black and white and developing and printing from home, using darkroom equipment my grandfather passed down to me. And I've been hooked ever since.
Los Angeles, as a location, has kept me and my camera hooked because it is expansive. It rises from the desert and is surrounded by mountains and ocean with an array of cultures, languages and life experiences. In any direction, there's always something that can turn you on.
Annually, I travel between Los Angeles and Nicaragua and Buenos Aires, working for an organization called Global Mobility (www.globalmobilityusa.org) which manufactures and delivers wheelchairs around the world. I document the process of the chairs being manufactured in the US to the destinations in Central and South America.
If not for photography, I'm not there, outside of my comfort zone when I'm most alive.