I am a documentary and portrait photographer living and working in the tri-state area, I thrive on shooting interesting people and their environments. I create images that are genuine and intimate statements about the people and places I photograph. With respect, sensitivity, and empathy, I connect with my subjects and capture authentic emotions about our shared humanity.
While I started my artistic career as a fine art painter in New Mexico, as my creative vision took shape, I found my passion, my life’s work as a photographer. With the transition from painter to photographer, I moved to Long Island enjoying life near the beach and proximity to New York City.
I am a regular contributor to leading publications in New York: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Newsday. Clients also include Forbes Life, Consumer Reports, Hamptons Magazine, Edible Manhattan, and W.W. Norton & Co. I produced the Aging Out of Foster Care project for Salaam Garage - Local NYC. Salaam Garage is a digital storytelling organization that unites journalists, writers, and photographers with international NGOs and local non-profits to produce and share projects that create positive social change. My photography has been exhibited in prominent locations such as the National Arts Club and Lincoln Center.
Driven by storytelling, I am particularly interested in cause-related projects that merge photojournalism and portraiture. I am accredited with sensitivity training to meet the unique challenges of photographing seriously ill and special needs individuals. People’s interactions and emotions fascinate me. I’d like to think that my photographs convey a point of view that is believable and authentic.