After years working as the marketing director of a wholesale building products company, I started a graphic design firm serving that same industry. I am a classically trained graphic designer (Ringling College of Art and Design) and a completely “self-taught” photographer. I started my photographic journey in 2001 with my first dSLR, a 6 megapixel EOS D60. Cameras have come and gone, and my equipment has changed over the years, but my aim has remained the same; to capture captivating and meaningful images that tell a story.
All of my energies are now spent in the area of social documentary photography. I am studying Documentary Arts at the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies. I am constantly seeking involvement in projects that concern the human condition and social justice issues.
In addition to my business and graphic design expertise, I have attended several professional workshops devoted to nonprofit photography where I have helped charitable organizations raise awareness and tell their story. I have been fortunate enough to have world-renowned photographers the likes of David Allen Harvey, Shelby Lee Adams and Sarah Stacke review and critique my portfolio.
My affiliations include: The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), North Carolina Press Photographers Association (NCPPA), The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), and the Asheville Area Arts Council.
I am available for assignment or project collaboration.