Photographer & Teacher
As an artist, my passion for photography involves the character of both person and place. Professionally I started photographing for commercial assignments in Chicago in the early 1990’s and moved to Portland, Oregon in 1998, continuing my photography practice.
My personal work has a focus on storytelling. Whether through portraits or the landscape, capturing the essence of a person and the place in which they inhabit, is something that draws me in. Focusing on light and energy, my storytelling through imagery is at the core of who I am as an artist. Drawing on my own emotions, I want to draw the viewer into the world captured at a certain time and place.
As a teacher my drive is to inspire and empower those who want to learn and grow to new potentials. Working with youth and young adults is a passion. Drawing on personal experiences, I strive to help others draw strength through their own life experiences and capturing this through the photographic lens.
My goal as an artist is to bring forth emotions from the stories I tell with images and as a teacher to encourage others on their path.