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.
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
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
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.