I am an award winning, internationally published and exhibited fine art photographer that also does commercial and editorial work.
Some of my clients include Kodak, Thai Airways International, Random House, and Napa Ridge Winery.
I am passionate about education, creatitive growth, and community and have been teaching for 20 years.
I teach workshops and individuals on my own, and have taught and lectured all over the world. One of my favorite projects was teaching homeless children how to take photographs and then having an opening and exhibiting the images and bringing the children to the gallery. This was funded by the City of Seattle.
I have been on the faculty at The Photographic Center Northwest which is a fine art photographic school in Seattle WA USA for over 15 years. Teaching students who don’t even know how to turn on their camera and seeing them grow to become knowledgable and creative photographers is an honor.
There are many directions I take photographically. Where I always start though is with a concept and or narrative. Then I choose what subjects and techniques are best to communicate these ideas. I love this process that takes me from thought, to intuition, then to problem solving. Every aspect is vastly important to me in the making of a photograph. What direction and quality of light would best communicate my concept, what subject, what composition, use of symbol and emphasis would most precisely support it? Some of the other factors I consider are how the presentation and sequencing will affect the viewers experience. I prefer the viewer to have their own personal experience with my photographs before reading my statement. I enjoy hearing what other people see in my images. These stories are thought provoking and connect me with someone else in a way I probably would not otherwise. My statement brings them into my own dialogue which I also want to share with them. Interconnection is important to me.