I fell in love with photography at a very early age, influenced by my father who was always taking pictures at family events, parties and such. It was during that time watching my father, that an interest in photography developed, however it was't until my late twenty's, that my passion for serious photography began.
First working as a rental repair technician for a camera rental store in Chicago (Balcar/Tekno), then as a freelance photo assistant, where I learned lighting techniques, and developed a sense of style. It was during my years a an assistant that i developed a passion for portraits, capturing the essence of a person, their personality, was and still is a huge thrill for me. Although I shoot mostly digital these days I still enjoy shooting film, large format especially, because it requires time and patience to work with both the camera and subject.