Biography: I have always been interested in the art of photography. I bought my first camera, a Nikon F2 35mm, when I was a freshman in high school. I learned most of the basics from my brother-in-law and my sister.
I experimented a lot with long exposure and fun snap shots. I took a darkroom class one summer as a way to pass time before the new school year began. When I became a senior in high school, I volunteered to be one of the school's year-book photographers. It was a great experience and I got a chance to take a lot of pictures of good friends that I grew up with.
When I moved to New Jersey, I would go to my sister's house after school and develop some prints in the darkroom that my brother-in-law had set up in his basement. We had a great time and I really learned a lot about how to use light in my photographs.
I put away my camera for a few years after I got married, but after my second daughter was born I started taking classes at Gwinnett Technical College. They have a really great photography program. I enjoyed my first class so much that I kept taking classes there. I have completed many classes there including traditional darkroom black and whites as well as color processing. I set up a new studio in 2002 where I create modern portraiture and commercial work.
I now spend most of my time creating fine art work for gallery exhibitions, and work on selective commercial and portraiture work. My art has been selected in many juried shows at fine art galleries in the South East.