My love of making images began when I was gifted my mother’s Pentax film camera, at an early age. Growing up in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York, I was surrounded by beautiful farm land and many historic buildings, often in various stages of decay. Inspired and enabled , this is where I began to make my first images. Even today, I see images as a way of preserving the present.
I now live and work in Portland, Oregon. I value analog methods of art making and hand make each of my prints on silver gelatin, fiber based papers. I love to use paper that has integrity and that makes you want to reach out and touch it. Silver gelatin prints have depth and the structure of the paper has grit. All of my prints are special to me .
You' re likely to see me with a pretty, gray Rolleiflex 3.5T, twin lens camera and a few different large format cameras to create my work.