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My Work

It was happenstance that I became a photographer…

My father gave me an unexpected gift when I was nineteen years old – a gift I never asked for nor did I know that I would want – my first 35mm camera. From the first moment I lifted that camera to my eye and gazed upon a new world through its viewfinder, I became mesmerized by the magic of photography.

It has been a few years since my first camera. Quite a bit has happened since then: I graduated from San Jose State University with a BFA in photography, I built a career in commercial photography in California, and I witnessed the dawn of the digital age, which left my poor, first “film” camera a relic from a bygone era.

Yes, it has been a few years!

As a commercial photographer, I specialize in food, beverage, restaurants, hospitality, product, environmental portraiture, and architectural photography. My personal projects consist of work on the historical California State Missions, social documentary, and fine art, which have been exhibited nationally.  I work in studio and on location throughout my native state of California.

Photography has been an adventure – one I have never grown tired of and continues today with hope.