I was born and raised at the foot of the Andes where I was exposed to native oral histories, pre-Columbian indigenous ritual art and cosmologies, and direct magical realism experiences. I have a Liberal Arts degree from New York University that includes European history, anthropology, and philosophy. I have completed coursework in anthropology, fiction writing, and music history from Columbia University; archaeology from City College at CUNY; and photography from The International Center of Photography and The School of Visual Arts in New York City. I have backgrounds in photojournalism, portrait, and commercial photography and these continue to inform my current fine art practice. I am interested in documenting a re-examination of identity and of experimenting with the disassembly of the photograph. I live in New York City with my wife, our two-year-old son boy wonder, and our two cats, one of them is a mischievous tuxedo and the other is the respectable patrician of a Zen order.