A Rochester native, I have lived a double life, one as caseworker for Monroe County Child Protective Services, and one as an artist/photographer. A would-be architect, my educational background is in art and design. My primary medium has been photography with a focus on the abstract in man-made and urban environments. I am fascinated with reflections, shadows, and textures and the impact that time, happen-stance and light have on objects, the interplay between those objects, and the interplay between man and nature. These interactions are a metaphor for the ways in which each of us sees the world and each other– from our own perspective, and distorted by our own internal lens. Our thoughts are impacted by our surroundings, but are not true reflections of what we see and hear.
In 2005, I helped found Image City Photography Gallery to showcase my work and that of other photographers. A current partner, I am responsible for much of the curating and most of the graphic design work for the gallery, and the graphic design for the ARENA Art Group. Over the past two and half years, I have been exploring clay and mixed media, expanding my love of texture to create masks, vessels and collages.
Car Talk Series
Alley Still life