Born and raised in Long Island, New York, I moved to the Midwest in 2001. From an early age I found a unique energy from walking around New York City with my camera. I discovered Coney Island sometime in the late 80's and became fascinated with the intersection of bright lights, people and the carnival atmosphere. I think early on I got drawn in by the liveliness of the carnival, but have come to appreciate the many layers of the human experience - sometimes even celebrating the beauty in the seemingly grotesque. Throughout my career I have returned time and time again to these subjects - I continue to be fascinated with "Americana."
I am still seeking out events and stories to capture with my photography, but have turned my focus to screen printing as a way to further develop my impression of these images. I have always enjoyed the process and physicality of screen printing, but increasingly find myself dedicated to the medium for the way it allows me to become more intimate with an image. I use silk screen as way to truely interact with the images' color and shape.
My hope is that the process I have found most gratifying, my love for the craft, is coming through in the final representations I share.
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