I am a storyteller at heart. My background as a painter combined with my obsession with anthropological histories, early film and the collecting and displaying of vintage photographs drives my vision in photography. I am an ex-city dweller gone feral and live quite reclusively in rural upstate New York. As one of the founding members of The Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, New York, I served as both gallery director and curator for the first several years of its inception. I was responsible for the overall artistic vision and leadership of visual fine art culminating in dozens of exhibitions including installation, painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media from local and nationally recognized artists. It was a fantastic experience and it also reaffirmed my desire to ultimately get back to focusing exclusively on my own creative work full time. Having worked and exhibited as a fine artist in painting for many years I picked up a camera in 2013, and have never looked back since.