A product of two blue collar families from western Maryland, it seemed pretty likely that I was not going to escape a little hard work. Growing up outside Washington, DC, much of life was spent outdoors. Lucky for me, I had a Dad that practically lived outdoors. Following him out the door to find something worth pursuing, building or taking apart was not a problem.
In middle school, I began to draw and nature became my subject. Sometime late in high school, my interest gradually turned to photography. Full of enthusiasm, uncertainty and encouragement from my teachers, I headed to college to become a graphic designer. Two years into my graphic design education, I switched to photography and graduated with a BFA in Photography from the University of Maryland. I soon found myself in Florida where I’ve been shooting on my own since 1992.
Curious by nature, for me photography has always been a way to get closer to something. A way to spend more time with a particular person or subject. With an unassuming approach and a quiet intensity, I try to give those interested the opportunity to see what the experience might look or feel like. Creating space for the story and allowing it to unfold, I try to capture real moments and emotions that draw viewers into the image.
Looking through a viewfinder has always been a way to quiet the noise in my head and given the choice between an aisle or a window seat, I will always choose the window.
I love the woods at sunrise... and, bitter dark chocolate.
Thanks for looking.
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