I was born in Boston, Massachusetts. I first became truly interested in photography at the age of 16 when I was given a Pentax K1000 camera in anticipation of a summer trip to Italy. Photography has remained a theme through years of searching for identity. Through graduate school in Art History, designing and selling my own clothing line, photography has remained the constant thread. Decades later, I found my way back to my first love. Whether taking in the world while traveling, or standing engaged directly with a portrait model, the camera lens allows me to slow down and observe, to see beauty, form and line, and for that I am forever grateful.