I bought my first SLR camera at fourteen. I had no idea how to use it, I was just drawn to the possibilities of what I could create with it. In the past fifteen years of shooting I have a evolved my skills and am still learning every day. That is what I love about shooting, thinking on my feet and the endless challenges.
After earning a bachelors degree in photography with a concentration in journalism I worked as photojournalist in Laredo, Texas. My photojournalism experience and style has stayed with me even in my diverse freelance career. I strive to take images that show real moments, documenting scenes that stop and give me pause that I know will transcend through the image.
When returning to my hometown Chicago, Illinois in 2007 I began freelancing as an editorial photographer full time. In my freelance career I have had the opportunity to work for The New York Times, USA Today, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune and the Sun Times Media Group, along with other national publications.
I recently left Chicago and am in the process of relocating to Minnesota but can also be regularly found in the Upper Peninsula where I enjoy hiking with my dogs and documenting natures landscapes.
The New York Times
Sun Times Media Group
Israel Idonije Foundation
Intl Brotherhood of Teamsters
Out Here Magazine
Lake Shore Gastroenterology
Hopkins & Associates