My work is about relationships to places and to people.
I was born and raised in San Francisco, California, where I spent most of my childhood with my younger sister, performing lip-sync concerts for my parents to their Rod Stewart albums.
In 1997 my dad gave me an old Minolta SLR camera. I began photographing friends and family, and got excited about Ansel Adams, the Zone System of photography, and trying to achieve excellent negative density. During this time, I also photographed the work of several theater and dance groups working in the Bay Area.
In 2001, I moved to Brattleboro, Vermont, where I was a member of Flat Street Photography. I continued to photograph people, and spent a few months documenting the local contra dance (square dance) scene in Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. I began experimenting with flash as well as color photography.
From 2002 to 2005, I lived on Maui, Hawaii, where I continued to photograph and developed an interest in painting and collage. I'm currently working on developing a series of portraits I took during this time.
In 2005 I moved to Portland, Oregon, where the geographical beauty and plant life continues to inspire me. I am experimenting with digital photography, color paint, and new textures.
I still lip-sync to Rod Stewart.
Exhibits, few and far between:
Portraits, UC Berkeley Extension group show, San Francisco, CA, 1999 (black and white photographs)
Untitled, Flat Street Photography group show, Brattleboro, VT, 2001 (black and white photographs)
Untitled, Maui Coffee Roasters Cafe, Maui, HI, 2003 (black and white and color photographs)
Landscapes, Sydney's Cafe, Portland, OR, 2007 (paintings)
Little Scenes, Hail Mary, Portland, OR, 2009 (paintings)
Houses and Trees, Extracto Coffeehouse, Portland, OR, 2009 (paintings)
Cityscapes, Vita Cafe, Portland, OR, 2009 (paintings)
Untitled: New paintings, Cup and Saucer Cafe, Portland, OR, 2010 (paintings)
Untitled: Old, small paintings, Vita Cafe, Portland, OR, 2010 (paintings)