I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Currently I reside in the small town of white Sulphur springs, West Virginia.
I have been part of the music business as early as the late 70’s, and an artist and musician most my life. I attended Columbia. College in Chicago as a graphic arts major, during this time I interned at First Comics, and freelanced as a cartoonist for a local underground music magazine Progressive Alternative, I also did several side projects as an illustrator for several authors in and around the Chicago area.
I picked up the camera in late ‘91, dabbling in street and landscape photography, quickly picking up on portraiture and lastly, event/concert photography in early ‘95. Some of my clients included CBS Broadcasting, Infinity Broadcasting Corporation and WUSN/US99 Radio in Chicago. I also Provided images for Second Harvest in Knoxville, Tennessee, And the American Red Cross in Louisville, Kentucky. Other assignments included event and editorial work for underground publication MUEN Magazine in Los Angeles, California. I’ve also created content for various bands and solo artist, such as the Rock City Angels, Skew, Big Gun, Matthews Mills, and southern West Virginia recording artists Bobaflex, Bo Mcmillion and the Half Bad Bluegrass Band.
I am an active member of the ASMP; American Society of Media Photographers, and I am represented overseas by the Dalle Agency in Paris, France.
Nowadays I mostly concentrate on self assignments in landscapes, editorial and environmental portraiture, I use digital 35mm as well as medium and large format film.