A good photograph begins with a connection.
I have a special gift for connecting with people. It has also been said that I view life through a different lens than most and that I like to shoot in a way that makes you look at things differently.
My first paying gig as a portrait photographer was while I was still in college. I was a Portrait Photographer for Sears! More recently, my portrait of Fabulous Fiona! hung in the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz as part of the See, Be Seen Exhibit in 2018. My photographs have been published locally in Edible Monterey Bay Magazine, GoodTimes and the Santa Cruz Record.
In addition to being an accomplished photographer, I am also an award-winning Graphic Designer with over 25 years of experience. I entered the graphic design profession before Macs, back when a light table, X-Acto knife and a waxer were common tools of the trade. This allowed me the opportunity to build a strong foundation for my career in design.
Over the past 30 years, the majority of my work has been with publications: weeklies, monthlies, catalogs, etc., but my work is not limited to publications. I have designed many display advertisements, logos, business cards, invitations, street banners, wedding programs, a cookbook, trade show booths, street light banners and more.
Looking for a First Friday artist to host in Santa Cruz? I am now available.
November 2019 – Photograph featured in Imagine Healing: Arts of Transformation Exhibition for the month at Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Click here for more information.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 – Imagine Healing: Arts of Transformation Exhibition Opening Reception, 2–6 p.m. at Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Featured speaker at the Event Santa Cruz Photobomb event.
Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Mentor at the Digital Nest NEST Flight 2019 event.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 – Featured member in the Santa Cruz Works newsletter.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – Featured speaker/teacher for a one-hour “lunch and learn” class titled, “Better iPhone Photography for Business” sponsored by NextSpace and the Small Business Development Center.
May – September 2018 – Portrait of “Fabulous Fiona!” hung in the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History as part of the “See, Be Seen” portrait exhibit by Santa Cruz Artists.
August 20, 2016 – Featured in the Santa Cruz Record.
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Monterey Bay Whale Watch
I love that this tour is lead by Marine biologists. It is out of Monterey.