In one way or another the arts have always been in my life. Whether playing the drums in a small band or creating oil paintings at the age of twelve. I felt that being creative was my only means of self-expression.
At the age of 14 I was diagnosis with rheumatoid arthritis and had a hard time holding a paint brush for long periods of time. I felt that my visual creativity outlet was pretty much dead.
All through high school and into college I focused on the sciences and used music as my creative outlet until the time I took an elective in photography.
I never looked back.
The camera became my vision, focusing and commenting on the world around me. I quickly changed majors and graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in photography.
From my graduation in 1984 to the present I have had a camera in my hand more days than not. I started my career as a photographer for the Playboy Hotel and Casino and then quickly opened my first studio.
Commercial photography has always been my way of paying the bills, but my art has fed my creative soul.
I have been in numerous exhibitions whether group or solo and found that having an outlet to show my work has kept me creative.
My work has evolved throughout the years. Seeing the world through my lens and coaxing the viewer to see it from a different perspective whether it’s a social commentary, industrial landscape of the human form.