I was schooled in fine art photography and art history at the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Art & Design. I worked in the production and management side of the commercial photography industry for 25 years as an assistant, producer and studio manager with some of the most accomplished advertising and editorial photographers in Chicago and New York. During that time I also exhibited my work, ran a photography gallery focused on emerging artists, and took small assignment and commissioned work.
After it was discovered that I had non-hodgkins lymphoma (currently in remission) several years ago I decided to quit working for other photographers altogether and focus my energies solely on my own photography. I have only recently begun to seek the exhibition, representation, and sale of my work.
My major areas of interest are street photography and portraiture. There is an emphasis on what I find relating to man and his physical, sociological, and private environments; what we do, what we make, what we destroy, and what we leave behind. A current body of work that has my attention is related to abstracting street photography by rendering everything out of focus.