As a Long Island native residing in Centerport, NY, much of my early work found me seeking solace in and around my backyard photographing flowers and insects. Since then, my love of travel has extended my wanderings to places across the globe and has allowed me to photograph beautiful people, landscapes and wildlife, in our country and beyond.
My passion for nature and the outdoors has me out with my camera no matter the weather.
Though self taught, I’ve been interested in photography since I was very young intrigued with viewing the world through my fathers twin lens Rolleiflex. My photographic interests extend across many genres, from botanical macro work to landscapes, travel portraits, black and white and still lifes.
I often look for beauty in subjects where many may not see it and reveal details that elevate the ordinary to the extraordinary. Using post processing manipulates the image and encourages thinking out of the box.
An active member of the Huntington Camera Club, I’m widening my photographic skill through workshops, webinars and photowalks.
As an avid gardener, I’m a member of the Centerport Garden Club, photographing for its website.
I’ve had solo shows at the Bayard Arboretum and local libraries. My work has been included in juried exhibits with the Alex Ferrone Gallery, Long Island Photo Gallery, Fotofoto Gallery, Huntington Arts Council and Art League of Long Island. I’m honored to have received Grand prize at Alex Ferrone and first place and honorable mentions at Long Island Photo Gallery and Fotofo Gallery.
Photos from my Garlicscapes Collection have been published in Black and White, and Click magazines.
Involved with the non-profit h2Empower (whose aim is improving lives through literacy and sustainable living solutions) and my own Power in Pads Project I traveled to Ethiopia where I taught female health to high school girls and photographed many of their enthusiastic faces.
A portion from the sale of any photo will support my Power in Pads project.