I am a fine art and commercial photographer based in Portland, Oregon. My relationship with photography started at a young age when my grandfather, an enthusiast photographer, gave me his old Kodak Retina film camera and would bring me along on outdoor trips to photograph landscapes and birds. On those early trips I found that I could express myself fully through this wonderful old camera, and wanted more. In the ensuing years, through moves across countries and continents, my photography and the art I create have been mainstays of my identity.
Shortly after receiving my architectural degree, I had the opportunity to work with several notable architects and mentors, such as Bernardo Barquet and Francisco Hanhausen. My architect’s eye, along with my advanced studies in Philosophy and Art History have combined to shape me into both an artist and a teacher. As an instructor in Mexico, Switzerland and the US, I have taught courses on art history, modern languages and, of course, photography.
When I don't have a camera in my hands, I enjoy playing the violin, viola and French horn. Of course, I always take my camera when enjoying a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, biking and skiing.