Born in the city of San Gabriel, California in the year of 1954 and grew up all around southern California. Son of a man who came from Detroit who traveled west for the weather along with the opportunity to find work and my mother whose family were migrant farm workers who settled in East Los Angeles during the 1940's.
My interest in the arts came at an early age when my mother introduced me to the images of Ansel Adams in the 1960's. However my pursuit of photography came much later in life. It was not until at the age of 35 I enroll in a junior college photography class. At the urging of my instructor Roger Camp I decide to seek further education. I completed my studies at California State University Fullerton in 1991.
Since graduation I have made my living in the commercial advertising industry.