I’ve lived in Chicago since 1997. I did corporate design gigs for 10 years and now mainly do freelance work. My photography goes back to 1990 and is generally a personal, and not professional, endeavor.  I’m attracted to color, texture, and the human imprint left behind on places and things.  Most of my photos originate from my home neighborhood in West Humboldt Park, Chicago, and from rural Illinois and Pennsylvania, where my family lives.

My photography has been featured in:
Chicago Reader
Chicago Magazine
Gapers Block
WBEZ – Chicago Public Radio

I studied Photography, Film and Digital Media at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a minor in Women’s Studies.

I’m passionate about documentary photography, creating 3D objects, product design,  book binding and design, and paper and fabric ephemera.

Some of my technical expertise:
Digital cameras and Photoshop: since 1996
Film photography: black and white, color, 35mm, medium format, 120 + 220, Polaroid
Dark room: roll film developing, printing, numerous darkroom techniques
Movie film: Super 8mm and 16mm
Adobe CS, Web design, MS Office, Mac & PC fluent