During and after attending Cuyahoga Community College for visual communication and design, earning a certificate from the GS program at International Center of Photography, and assisting; I worked editorially, for not-for-profit organizations, and Commercially. This has led to Commissioned artworks for private and institutional collections as well as Commercial work for ad agencies and design firms.

I am interested in making work that contributes to and revolves around a sense of community. My first assignment had been self assigned where I, along with friends from around the country, added materials together to go along with pictures I had made over a years span and gathered questions. We were all part of the finished piece together and photography suddenly became a choice I was able to make that turned into practice. Editorial work continues to drive me and I learn the most when in the field.

Recently, I have been asked more to create custom libraries of images for individuals, companies, not-for-profits, and/or brands. This is an exciting new path for me as I continue to build up the work and fine tune my direction.

In short: People interest me, I care about what they are committed to or passionate about, and I create images for people that gives visual voice to the story or conveys the message of a brand.

Partial Commercial, Not-for-Profit, and Editorial Clients:

Adobe, Aarp, Alzheimer’s Foundation, Brokaw, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Foundation, DIG BMX (UK), Espn, Hearst, Fast Company, Fortune Media, Google, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Huck (Uk), Huge, Jewish Family Services of America, Mansueto, Meredith Corperation, Newsweek (Us,Japan), Oberlin College, Oberlin Center of the Arts, Ogilvy, Olson, Philips, Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, The Cleveland Clinic, The Guardian (Us,Uk), The New York Times, The Refugee Response, The West Side Market, University Hospitals, Vitamix

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