For more than 40 years, all I have ever wanted to do was to make pictures. Beginning in eighth grade, my desire to photograph everything and everyone continued through high school and into college. After graduating with a B.S in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University, I returned to Chicago and made my living working with clients who paid me to do what I loved the most, take photographs. I shot assignments for advertising, corporate, editorial, and stock use in locations around the globe.
After over 20 years of working commercially, I proceeded to my next photographic endeavor, obtaining my M.F.A. at Indiana University. After graduation I combined my fine art photography with teaching aspiring students why making art is the best job in the world.
My photographic work is included in collections at the Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, Indiana; the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Illinois; Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington; and the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York. I have exhibited at galleries including the Grunwald Gallery, the Big Ten Conference, and Gallery 312 as well as internationally at the Sashen Gallery in Osaka, Japan.
I continue to create images, working digitally as well as with film. My explorations blur the edges between various disciplines within the photographic field as well as those between photography and other digital media.