If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.
For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern. -William Blake


I fell in love with photography as a young child when I “borrowed” my parent’s old Brownie Hawkeye to take pictures around my neighborhood. Later I was given a Kodak Instamatic 104 and expanded to street photography. I graduated with a BA in Fine Art and English Literature from Kean University in my home state of New Jersey. I continued to explore photography while I pursued my career as a professional book designer, production artist and typographer. I've lived and worked in New York City, northern New England, Colorado and currently Los Angeles, where I enjoy exploring neighborhoods on foot. Walking for hours on city streets and taking photos is my idea of a great day.


I get the most enjoyment from shooting spontaneously on city streets, hikes in the wilderness, life on the beach and people going about their business. Looking through the lens focuses my attention, suspends my criticism, and simplifies my perception of real life as I see it at that exact moment. Often I rework my images to reshape those moments via color and form to transcend the original content or complete an incomplete picture. I love generating this archive and bring awareness to what we think we understand about ourselves and how our perceptions shape and cloud our own lens as a result of our assumptions.

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