I am the baby in the above photo, taken in Anchorage, Alaska. My parents' first home is in the background. This is how environmental portraiture can create a lasting image of you and what is important to you.
I first discovered my love of all things visual while a film student of Tim Hunter at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I have been photographing for many years, and credit Jim Goldberg as an important early influence on my environmental portrait photography. I have taken courses at the San Francisco Art Institute, The Image Flow (Mill Valley), and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. My two children, Noah and Ariel, provided further inspiration and have been favorite subjects.
"My recent project Cowboys are my Weakness demonstrates a fascination with men who are rugged and whose looks embody the enduring romance of cowboys and the western frontier. I also focus on artists, musicians, ranching, rodeos and the western landscape." My passion is capturing the individual stories of varied people and places, documenting visually how people in the vast western landscape illustrate the beauty of New Mexico.
I participated in the Eldorado Studio Tour (Santa Fe) and the Placitas Studio Tour in 2019. I also exhibited a print in the "Contemporary Look at Childhood in New Mexico" New Mexico ASMP 2019 group show. In 2020, I earned an honorable mention in the Dallas Center for Photography Human Portrait show and exhibited another photo at the Photo Place gallery in Vermont. In 2021 I was commissioned to photograph a prominent Navajo woman for American University Magazine in Washing D.C.
Please contact me for commissioned portraits or prints of my work. Studio tours arranged by appointment.