My passion for photography began around the age of seven or eight, when I got my first camera and began spending all of my money on film. I eventually built a darkroom and went on to win photography accolades throughout high school.
I earned a BFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and then a master's degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I focused on art and visual perception. While attending MIT, I taught undergraduate architecture students darkroom skills. Over the years, I've taught photography to children, adults, and seniors. Most recently, I've been offering training to groups and individuals on dog photography, portraiture, Photoshop and digital printing. I offer instruction at people's homes, my studio, schools, museums, and via Skype.
I bought my first digital SLR camera in 2004. Dogs often ended up being the subject of my photographs. I am quick to establish a rapport with just about any friendly dog that comes my way. Over the years I have dedicated enormous amounts of energy to photographing and studying dogs. Every dog, from muzzle to tail, has a story to tell. I strive to capture images that reveal a companion dog's true nature.
In addition to dogs, I am fascinated by 19th and 20th century history—coincidentally, photography began around 175 years ago. My attraction to antique and vintage cameras and photographs influenced my decision to offer premium photo restoration services.