I remember a garage sale in 1979. Sitting on a card table on our front lawn was a  (1977) Minolta Xg7. "No, Not your camera Dad!".. Needless to say, this was my very first camera.

Born and raised in California and an artist most of my life with a degree in advertising and graphic design, I have always had special love for photography. "A picture is worth a thousand words."  The power of a single frame, the speed of communication with the press of a button beyond the mere visual.

The age of computer art had taken me over in the late 80's and 90's. For me it was all about digital, 2D, 3D, Illustration, you name it I did it. This started my career as a professional CG artist. I worked at a post production house as a paint box artist for many years and then into a dot com company as a lead graphic designer.

It had been many years since I picked up my old friend., an original Canon SureShot film camera. By this time it was the age of the mighty DSLR. I purchased my first Digital Camera about ten years ago, a brand new Canon D60 accompanied by a Canon 18-135 IS lens. From what I was used to, this was a Swiss army knife of cameras to say the least. Quality, functionality and the love of photography now combined with my years of experience with graphic applications such as Photoshop had more than excited my passion for this wonderful art form once again and I haven't looked back.

"I am constantly faced with an inner struggle with every piece —a struggle between the commercial and the fine art world—a middle ground which I can not seem to escape. I am not sure of the outcome, but for now, trapped in this still zone is where I see"