If you are on this page, you would like to know a little bit about me. It is strange writing about myself, but I will give it my best shot.
I was born and raised in Southern Wisconsin. Growing up, I never considered myself an artist or even artistic. My Mother, on the other hand, is an artistic genius. That gene wouldn't develop in me until I was well into my adulthood.
In 1990 I enrolled at MATC (Madison Area Technical College) in Madison, WI. I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. My career ideas changed day by day, so I took a variety of classes in hopes of finding my way. It was in the spring of 1992 that I took my first photography class. I was hooked! It was still the day of negatives, chemistry, darkrooms and Photoshop had just made its way into the world. This was a commercial photography focus, meaning we learned about product photography, lighting, printing, audio visual techniques and more. I forged great friendships that still hold today and created a foundation that would hold me in my career throughout the rest of my life. I graduated at the top of my class from the Photography program at MATC in 1994.
Through the years I have lived in Jamaica, New York City and South Florida. I have traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and Central America. I have worked in just about every aspect of the Photography industry and fringes thereof including; academia, large format printing (sales and operations) photo labs (as a manager, technician and printer), portrait studios (manager & photographer), commercial studios, event photography, architectural photography, theater, fine art, editorial, and more. I have also worked with businesses to streamline their photo operations, processes and procedures.
2008 was a rough year for many, including myself. In an effort to create a new network that may bring new opportunities, I enrolled in the BFA Photography Program at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. Up to this point in my career, I had always thought I was creative in my photography. Fine Art Photography is a whole new world of possibilities I had never considered or was even aware existed. This program, these people, opened an entirely new world for me creatively, spiritually and expanded my life more than I could ever dream possible. In 2010 I received my BFA in Fine Art Photography.
Since 2010, life has been busy. I worked with the University for some years, started my business (sometimes on the side, sometimes, like now, full-time. I dove into Graphic Design, Painting, Collage and any other creative outlet I can get my hands on. The creative gene sat dormant for the first 40 years of my life, now there is no way I could turn it off if I tried.
So, if you need a head shot, have an event (sorry, I don't do weddings), have a project, product, house or anything you would like photographed, retouched, or made into a composite or art; If you need a logo, design or a piece of art for your wall... Give me a call.... I am Your Fotographer.