~ THERE’S ALWAYS A STORY WAITING TO BE TOLD ~
I can remember purchasing my first camera during my early years as a teenager and having dreams of my own dark room and working for some large advertising company. By the end of my high school years I had even more of a passion for photography.
I then went on to attend the Ohio Visual Arts Institution in Cincinnati, Ohio where I grew up. My life took a thirty-seven year detour to work in the banking and business industry where I still work as the Assistant Vice President of Operations at the Hingham Institution for Savings.
Despite this long detour though, I never forgot about my passion and dreams for photography. It has remained a constant love for me, serving as a vehicle to help me witness and then capture precious moments of beauty and of the amazing human spirit.
Today, I am determined to follow the dreams that began in my childhood. This time, no detours. Why now?, I have been asked. Because I have stories to tell through my photographs, and I want these stories to tell tales of triumph and celebration. I personally understand what strength and victory mean. I want the world to see what I have seen: That behind any hardship and life lows there is greatness, beauty, love, triumph, ecstasy, and awe.
For this reason, I love photographing fundraisers – events, conferences, people….Especially if the connection is with a non-profit organization.
My endeavors in Haiti, for instance, have been some of the most gratifying, moving and heartwarming experiences of my life. You can see this emotion, that I care, in each and every one of my photographs.