I've been going to events around Detroit all my life and taking photographs on the streets of Detroit since I've been 20.
I have participated in and / or directed many urban documentary / street photography projects and exhibitions in and around the Detroit area. My main influences other than my peers are the classic history of photography people - Walker Evans, Eugene Atget, Weegee, Brassai, Robert Frank, George Tice, Roy deCarava, Garry Winogrand, etc. When I come home from a shoot, I stay up late at night just to see my photographs on the day I take them. I need to know what the events of the day look like as photographs.
I have also collaborated with most of Michigan's photographic artists and the Midwest America's photography educators. I have professional experience as an architectural photographer, photographic artist, photojournalist and educator; I have also received creative artists grants and have work in the Detroit Institute of Arts collection.