Since my 16-years as a professional photographer, I have been fascinated by photographing people. I've been able to travel all over the world for photo assignments and commissions. These enriching experiences have changed the way I view and appreciate the world. My approach to art is intuitive, playful, and honest. My goal is to see the moment in the most authentic way.
Portraits are a high priority on my list of values. After my Dad's death in 1992, I went through albums and boxes of photos from my childhood and found a very old, but priceless, portrait of me with my siblings, Mom, Dad, and brother. This is the only family snapshot I have of all five of us together.
It got me thinking about the future and photography in today's digital age. Photo albums can be saved on smartphones and other devices. A printed photo is magical. Printing family photos is essential for children's identity, connection, and sense of belonging. Too many people have lost their photos due to the crashes of their phones, hard drives and USB's. It's not possible to guarantee that digital photos will be archived long-term, so it's too risky to trust them.