A visual storyteller and photographer with a penchant for connecting to the people and the world around me
I was introduced to photography in high school by the gifted and incredibly-talented photography teacher, Jon Gilbert Fox. Shortly thereafter he left teaching to pursue his own photography career. Jon broke down all the elements of photography: the camera, composition, the history of photography, lighting, etc.
I graduated from Western Maryland College with a degree in fine art with a focus on portraiture. Although I had a variety of careers and interests including painting a variety of portraits, hand-painting clothing, framing valuable works of art, making signs, graphic design, painting furniture, videography, professional photographic retouching and by far, my all-time love, photography.
I’m still painting, but now I’ve traded my brush for my camera. The nuances of painting with light and shadow captivate me. I enjoy creating an atmosphere of trust and ease and connecting with my subjects to help them be more natural thus contributing to the creative process to capture genuine moments in time.
I am grateful for all that I have learned and continue to learn from Sue Bryce, Jerry Ghionis and Roberto Valenzuela, my brilliant mentors and absolute favorite contemporary photographers and teachers. Their work is dynamic, exciting and extraordinary; it’s changed the way I look at my life and photography. I invite you to visit their websites by clicking on each name.