I live in the Bay Area. I have been in love with photography for about 13 years now, ever since I took a darkroom class in high school. But I have always been driven by a strong vision and sense of purpose behind the act of creation. I have been to all 50 states photographing and exploring (not intentionally, it just happened), and I have travelled to many countries world wide without my camera to learn and experience.
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Photography

Awards
1st Place, Microsoft Pro Photo Competition, 2008
3rd Place, Paul Sack Photography Award, 2008
Honorable Mention, Paul Sack Photography Award, 2006
Finalist, KLPhoto Awards Portrait Competition, 2010

Publications
Front Page, Palo Alto Weekly, January 2009
Palo Alto Online Inauguration Photo Essay
BBC News, January, 2009
Village Voice, January 2009
Newsweek, Januray 2009
BBC News, August 23, 2008
Soma Magazine, Fashion issue, 2008
Digital Photo Pro, Sept/Oct Issue
AES Daily, AES San Francisco, Oct 3-5, 2008
Genome Technology Center, website, 2008

Exhibitions
KL Photo Awards Exhibition, Annexe Gallery, Malaysia, May 20 - June 6, 2010
Art in Nature Show, Center for Fine Art Photography. Dec 4 to Jan 9 2010
52 Editions - limited edition catalog of fine art photography
Art of Photography Show 2009- San Diego, Aug 29 to Nov 1 2009
Center For Fine Art Photography, "Mind's Eye" Exhibition, May, 2009
Group Show, Brown Bear Gallery, SF, January, 2008
Permanent Installation, Interactive Wellness Center, Menlo Park, CA, 2007



Video

Awards
California Student Media Festival, 1998 and 2000
Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project Selection, 1999 and 2000
Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project Award for Excellence, 2000
Center for Media Literacy Video Selection, 1998
Center for Media Education Festival, 1999
Educators for Social Responsibility- Social Awareness Award, 1998
Chicago International Film/Video Festival Selection, 2000
New Visions/New Voices Festival Selection, 2000
Pacific Film Archives Festival, Student Short Film Division Selection, 2000
Trailervision Web-site Selection, 2000

Publications
Gene Expression Using Affymetrix U133 Plus 2.0 Arrays
-published 2007 to Stanford.edu link
-feature length educational video teaching the Gene Expression procedure
developed at the Genome Technology Center, Stanford University


Video Featuring Robotic Equipment at the Stanford Genome Tech. Center
-published to NASA website 2005

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I don't think of myself as any one kind of photographer, I like being open to the subject and to new ways of framing and communicating. I strive to make honest images that inform and inspire.

I am currently fighting a serious neuro immune illness called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It has taken a slow and steady toll on my life for the past 4 years and I am now unable to leave the house much, forced to spend most of my time in bed. There is no known cure. I struggle to continue my creative endeavors, and remain hopeful and inspired despite the fairly desolate physical circumstances. I can no longer make the kinds of images you see on this site though I have continued to photograph as much as I can with the severely limited energy and subject matter I have available.

All of the images on this site are for sale, handprinted by myself to any size you want.
All proceeds will go to the Open Medicine Institute for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research.

For more information about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, please see the recent post on my news page.