In 2007, I rediscovered my love of photography, while taking film photos of my metal work for an exhibition catalog. I acquired my first digital camera in 2008 and have been taking photos ever since.

While I have taken some classes, I am largely self-taught and driven by my passion for photography. My journey began with film photography and darkroom work, and eventually led to include taking photos with a digital camera.  I really love the look of film and the convenience of digital photography. I try to make my digital photos look like film, as much as I can. For the most part, I take photos with a digital camera but still enjoy taking photos with film cameras such as an Olympus OM1N and Holga.

My photos are a kind of wandering, through daydreams, with reflections of an inner world and a hint of a story. Journeys of the imagination allow for magic and endless possibilities. 

My influences and inspirations are also rooted in life experiences. A reflection of perceptions and attitudes shaped by world and life events.  Each photo represents a piece of a puzzle or a component of a journey. The images are a visual diary of thoughts, impressions, and reactions. For me, photography is a form of reporting and storytelling.  

The most important element of an image is the emotion it conveys. Shadow and light in an image can convey a mood or emotion. While I tend to prefer black and white, sometimes color tells the story best. With all my photos, I try to let the viewer see things the way I saw them.

Inspirations come from the world around me, anything that catches my eye, and most importantly, anything with a hint of a story to it. I take a variety of photos including portraits, conceptual, architectural, urban exploration, landscapes, street, still life, and event.

I have had 2 solo gallery shows (in 2022 and 2023) and, since 2012, have had my work shown in 33 juried exhibitions.