Growing up in Toledo, Ohio, my first exposure to photography was viewing my father’s slides of Europe. The first camera I owned was a Kodak 110 Instamatic that I got from a department store. But I didn’t really start experimenting with composition until I was given a Polaroid Land Camera. Then came Super 8, this really ignited my imagination! When I was a kid I always imagined having a movie studio. I would set up lights and make films with my friends. As I reached my twenties, I became more interested in music. That became the overriding passion of my life for the next 30 years. After meeting my wife (already an avid globe trekker) in ’99 and marrying in 2000, we began traveling the world together. This absolutely revolutionized the way I thought about art and culture. I used my wife’s Canon AE1 on our first outing to Europe together and this reignited my love for photography. By the time we got to India in 2007, I had worked my way into digital equipment and began experimenting once again with movies (video). It was in India that I made my first film, INDIA - A Seeking Heart. Since the film’s release it has been aired on syndicated cable TV and I was awarded a scholarship to The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA where I am currently pursuing a degree in film.

My work has been hung in 6-juried shows and featured in two exclusive exhibitions for Starbucks. I have also been published in two books;

“Stolen Lives”, which was released to The United States Congress to aid in the effort to stop human trafficking of young woman for prostitution in India.

“Artist’s of Chester County”, documenting the rich contribution artist’s of the Eastern Pennsylvania region have made to American classical and modern art.