I was born in Logan, Utah, lived for a short time in England, and then returned to Logan. From there I went to Tucson, Arizona, and then to Los Angeles.
While in the Photography Department at the University of Arizona, I studied under Harold Jones, Todd Walker, Judith Golden, Lew Thomas, and Louis Carlos Bernal. Tucson at the time nurtured a rich environment for revolutions in how we thought about photography. The masters and the revolutionaries visited Tucson. At the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) in Tucson, I sat across a table from Ansel Adams--just him and me. I can't remember much about what I asked or what he said. His kindness and encouragement cannot be forgotten.
After school I diverted to film making and business. It feels right doing again what I was meant to do.