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.
I’m currently working on a combined portraiture/writing series called This Is Us for Sierra News Online. This is Us features portraits and first-person life stories of people in the Yosemite area community.
My blog posts critiquing the fashion industry have been reprinted on Ms. Magazine and featured on the BBC. The BBC feature was then picked up by MSN, The Independent, FStoppers, and many other media outlets. I am honored that the issue of the portrayal of women as victims in advertising has come to the attention of the mainstream media and the fashion industry is listening and correcting it.
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