Visual Communication is who I am... it's all I've ever known. I grew up in a family of artists, was professionally trained in communication design & photography, and mentored by one of the top photographers in the ind
1986 - COMMUnication design & Photography. For almost twenty years I worked at agencies and studios, including my own since 1998. I have had the opportunity to work with wonderful people on unbelievable projects all over the world. It allowed me to develop brands and identities, create visual environments for major hotel and entertainment companies on 4 continents.
2008 - The Change After twenty years I needed a change... I needed more emotionally out of what I was producing... even more I needed to create and not produce. It was then that my mentor and friend, David Edmonson invited me into his world. I began to see things not in a representation... or presentation of life, but as an observer of life. I learned that the camera could give me that opportunity as if did for David.
What happened next took me completely by surprise. I learned that I could infuse the two thoughts with the bond of my soul and creativity. I took my skills as a designer, a retoucher, and a photographer and gave life to another chapter... A chapter I had been afraid to start since I was nineteen. I began to create the thoughts of my life into a visual reality.
Print Competition Awards
WPPI First Place Illustrative 2011, WPPI Second Place Illustrative 2011, WPPI Third Place Illustrative 2011, WPPI First Place Illustrative 2012, WPPI Third Place Illustrative 2012, WPPI First Place Landscape 2012, PPA International Photographers of the Year (Diamond) 2011, WPPI Image of the Year 2012, PPA International Photographers of the Year (Gold) 2012, WPPI First Place Composite 2013, WPPI First Place Illustrative 2013, WPPI Second Place Illustrative 2013, WPPI Second Place Industrial 2013, 3 PPA International Print Competition Loan Prints Grand Awards WPPI Grand Prize Award, 16x20 2010 LexJet Image of the Year Award 2011 Awards
International WPPI Premier, WPPI Bride Or Groom Alone , WPPI Engagement Portrait, WPPI Bridal Party , WPPI Individual Portrait, WPPI Illustrative, WPPI Landscape, PPA Loan Collection Prints, Six Loans Regional SWPPA Judges Choice Award 2010 , SWPPA Judges Choice Award 2011 Local DPPA Illustrative Category Photographer of the Year 2010, DPPA Illustrative Category Photographer of the Year 2011, DPPA Overall Photographer of the Year 2011, DPPA Illustrative Category Photographer of the Year 2012, DPPA Overall Photographer of the Year 2012