My fascination with the process of photography began when I was 6 or 7. I'd sneak down the basement stairs to my father's darkroom and watch, aslong as allowed, faces miraculously appear on the paper in the tray my father was rocking back and forth. A wall of interesting portraits of friends and strangers was always a prominent part of our home when I was a child.
As a college student I pursued my years long interest in painting eventually getting my Masters in Fine Arts emphasizing the Practice of Painting from UC Berkeley. To earn a living I then worked at the San Francisco Museum of Art running the art school program in the Education Department. After 4 years at the museum I became a gallerist working as sales director at two San Francisco galleries before opening my own gallery as co-owner of the Ivory/Kimpton Gallery.
Now after being away from actually making art for way too long, I'm finally able to return to the creative process.