Attended Moorpark College and UCLA where I majored in Photojournalism and Film, studying under John Grzywacz-Gray and Gregory Nava respectively. While in my sophmore year I shot my first professional assignment for People Magazine. By the end of my junior year I had completed two assignments for LIFE Magazine as well.
After college I began my career in Los Angeles in a commercial film studio as a cinematographer and then as a director followed by a year of shooting video for musician Leon Russell. I also continued to shoot freelance photojournalism stories for various magazines.
In 1980 I relocated from Los Angeles to New York City where I continued shooting editorial assignments for publications that included Time, People, Fortune, Money, Discover, Life, National Geographic World, and Forbes Magazine.
By 1982 I began to shoot commercial work and have gone on assignment in over 62 countries for many of the Fortune 500 companies, advertising agencies and design firms.
In 2006 I began to shoot in motion again in addition to my still photography assignments. At present my work is split between shooting commercial photography assignments and directing for TV, NPOs, and corporate clients.
My expertise lies in translating creative concepts into award-winning solutions.