Born and raised in St. Louis Missouri, my mother had a keen interest in music, arts and crafts; I showed interest in the arts at an early age. My interest in photography took root, largely because my high school offered a photography class at a local black & white photographic lab. I eventually worked at this lab developing film and prints and experimenting with the darkroom process.
I spent the next 25 years perfecting my skills working in various high end photographic labs in both St. Louis, Missouri and Seattle, Washington. I developed film, printed photographs, restored photographs, worked one on one with clients and lead various team projects. Clients included, Starbucks, The Gap, Eddie Bauer, The American Institute of Architects, Boeing, Art Wolfe, Benjamin Benschneider and many other professional photographers.
Although I appreciate the purest techniques, with the advent of digital photography in the 1990’s I wrapped my arms around the digital process exploring and experimenting with digital manipulation techniques.
I am inspired by colors and textures; focusing on bringing these details to life through my images.