Capturing images, both still and moving, always captivated me when I was growing up in North Eastern Ohio. I believe that there is an esoteric language that is shared between an artist and those observing his/her work. Being drawn to the visual arts, I graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Photography and Cinema and a minor in Theatre. Shortly after, I moved to Hollywood and began working in front of the camera as a model and actor. Between acting jobs and auditions, I started to photograph headshots of my actor friends, and by the power of word-of-mouth advertising, my career as a portrait photographer was born.
After living in Los Angeles for a while, I decided to embark on a new adventure and moved to New York City. Living in Manhattan afforded me the opportunity to work with many models and Broadway actors further refining my skills as a photographer in both the fashion and entertainment worlds. A few years later, I returned to Southern California where I now reside. Because I can stay away from either place for too long, I continue to shoot on both coasts.