ABOUT Being a nosey kid, I spent one day digging through my parent's attic, not really knowing what I was looking for. To my surprise I discovered my grandfather's boxed-up darkroom. After the, "hey Dad, what's this," moment, I heared stories of my grandfather's experiences as a photographer, covering that exploding jazz movement of the late 1930's and early 40's... and, for Life Magazine! On assignment, he explored the colorful jazz clubs of Harlem, 52nd Street, and Greenwich Village. That experience was my draw to picture taking. After getting a BA in Film Production from American University, I moved to NYC, working as a production assistant on national television commercials and feature films. Bridging my experiences, I started assisting Rolling Stone photographer, Mark Seliger. I was immersed in fantastic creative imagery, high production photography, and a demanding work environment with attention to deadline and budget. I cherished the many Poloroids of me standing in for Siegfried and Roy's tiger lying on the ground in front of their Rolls Royce in Las Vegas, Jerry Garcia, and Keith Richards. In my hometown of DC, my freelance photography career has been shaped by regularly contributing editorial images to Time, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, The Washington Post, Forbes, AARP and Kiplinger's. My corporate clients include PricewaterhouseCoopers, Smithsonian, Department of Defense, BCBS, PG&E, and the NBA. Currently I enjoy assignments in Commercial and Editorial photography.