With no formal training I am an amateur and an artistic photographer. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois. Growing up in the inner-city, I attended one of two technical high schools. During that time I also attended the Art Institute of Chicago and participated in a creative workshop at the Field Museum of Natural History. I also studied ballet, pottery and classical music. I graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. These experiences opened my perspective to see that artistic expression can be very broad and inspiring. I learned to be open to styles of art and photography that I may never have encountered without this exposure. My creative picture-taking spans over a period of 12 years. I have recently relocated to San Antonio, Texas where I am inspired to participate in "calls for entry" and exhibitions. I have had my work in 3 exhibitions since coming to Central Texas.