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 outdoors enthusiast, gave me his old Kodak Retina film camera and would bring me along on trips to photograph landscapes and animals. On those early trips I found that I could express myself creatively through this wonderful old camera. My professional background in architecture and art history along with living and traveling across countries and continents have contributed to shape the photographer I am today.
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.