I am an ex-city dweller gone feral and live in rural upstate New York. My philosophy is rooted in the goal that the arts can enormously benefit ones ability to cope and deal with adversity by offering a cathartic reprieve from the chaos of the world. So too, the arts can bring about change by highlighting our innermost fears and harsh realities. Although I have worked as an inter-disciplinary fine artist in painting and installation for many years, I find photography is the best tool for me to communicate my vision. Consequently, I have been focusing exclusively on photo work since 2013.