I was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois and am a graduate of Northwestern University. I’ve enjoyed a long career in software and internet development, working for many internet startups and founding my flagship website, BabyNames.com.
From 2000-2011 I enjoyed a second career as a professional photographer with a studio out of Los Angeles, California. My images have been published in both U.S. and international media, and featured on the BBC. I am a member of Yosemite Western Artists and continue to enjoy photography for art and pleasure.
My artwork is primarily portraiture and digitally altered landscapes and places. I strive to capture the humanity of landscape; how humans alter or leave the landscape around us and our imprint on our environment. My artistic process has just begun when I capture an image, as I then manipulate it digitally to become a distinct piece with many figurative layers.