Born in the San Francisco Bay area and raised in my early years by my four foot nine inch tall loving Canadian Grandmother. My Grandmother managed apartments on Haight-Ashbury so I was exposed to the arts, culture and diversity of the hippies – and I loved it! It was the beginning of the separation of our generation from the one before us. It was the time of “free love” the beginning of “sex, drugs, and rock and roll”
My Grandmother always encouraged me to create, whether I was nailing pieces of wood together, building houses out of playing cards or just drawing on scratch paper. She would say, “There is no right way to do art”
Between the age of nine and until I graduated high school, I moved often, but art was always a part of my every day life. In high school all I wanted to do was go to art, woodshop and photography classes. After my first day of my photography class I knew that I wanted to be a photographer. The idea of capturing art in the most unexpected places on film absorbed most of my free time. I actually converted my closet into a place where I could hang my images. I also cut photos from magazines and pasted them all over the walls for inspiration.
I had several twists and turns in my life that pushed my dreams aside, but those twists and turns also fueled the fire. Twenty-five years later I was presented with the opportunity to create again and I took it…my dream has come true…I am an artist!
Life is the only real we know or will ever know. The unreal comes in images and sounds at unpredictable times in unpredictable places; it is this hazy parallel that makes ordinary experiences extraordinary. I use my photography to capture these moments, to preserve the beautiful times-to dull the blade of reality. It is one of my greatest joys to find beauty in an unexpected place; the unpredictable makes it fantastic…
Clients: Kites, 944 Magazine, Nvr Strings Bikinis, Ray-Ban, Ashley Paige Swimwear, Dorothy – Dorthy Martin, Carla Manuel, Junkers, Thomas Trucks, Profoto, Les Tropeziennes, Lorena Gaxiola
Industry: Fashion, Commercial, Glamour, Beauty and Product
Media: Digital and Film (35mm)