I was born in 1976 in Fremont, Ohio. My romance with photography began at age eight when I received a Fischer Price camera as a gift. I decided to make photography my career during my first photography class in high school. I immediately began assisting local portrait photographers and attended summer courses at the Winona International School of Professional Photography in Chicago, Illinois. I graduated from the Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology in Dayton, Ohio with an associate’s degree in commercial photography. I was awarded with the Outstanding Portfolio Award for the class of 1997. In October of 1997, I moved to San Francisco on a Greyhound Bus with very few belongings. I began working as a freelance assistant and black & white printer for commercial photography studios. From 1998 to 2005 I was apprentice to Daniel Nicoletta. From 2002 to 2005 I also assisted Said Nuseibeh and Ruth Bernhard. In August of 2005, fellow photographer Keith Gidlund and I opened our own studio and darkroom as the exclusive printers for Ruth Bernhard until her death. From 2009 to 2018, I worked as the senior photo editor and graphic designer for DataTech Systems LLC. In 2015, I moved with that job to Las Vegas NV beginning my love affair with the Mojave Desert. Moving to Dallas TX in the spring of 2019, I continue to advance several personal projects and sell my fine art prints to private collectors. I’ve exhibited my work in several group and solo exhibits including PhotoPlace Gallery, The Historic Fifth Street School of Las Vegas, The Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Center, Geras-Tousignant Gallery, Focus Gallery, Catherine Clark Gallery, Arlequin Garden Room Gallery, Toledo Ohio Art Museum, G&P Oz Café, Borders Books & Music, and Tea & Co. World Tea House.
The pictures on this website were made spanning twenty-six years using large, medium & small format film cameras, digital single lens reflex cameras, digital mirrorless cameras, digital point & shoot cameras and iPhones.