I grew up in New Jersey and come from a family of fine and commercial artists who fostered my appreciation for art and culture, which I found nearby in New York City. From the moment I first discovered the camera, it was a permanent fixture on my arm. Anyone who knew me then will tell you, “A camera never left home without him.” After high school, I continued to pursue photography while attending Ithaca College—from which I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
After college I moved to Los Angeles, where I honed my photography skills in a rather unusual way—by managing actors, writers and directors, and developing and producing movies. Two of these films—Manic and Bookies—premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival and gained international acclaim.
From the moment I arrived in Los Angeles, I began shooting everything I could—from candid moments on movie and television sets to actor and model headshots to the LA landscape. I was hooked! This was a very exciting environment
in which to explore my passion for photography and to hone my skills in the real world. These experiences shaped my approach to the craft, and they account, in part, for my original and unique point of view.
One of my most memorable moments was taking a shot that I never got to see. At a party, Madonna handed me her camera and asked me to take a picture of her with Frank Sinatra. I hope that picture came out great!
After living in Los Angeles for 15 years, I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where today I am enjoying life with my wife, Naomi, and son, David.