I am a native Angelino, still residing in the Glassel Park neighborhood I grew up in, the 90065. My artwork lives in both analog and digital worlds. At times I like to challenge myself by using traditional techniques when producing personal artwork. Working with film and alternative photo processes takes more time, it’s not instant and requires faith in your skills and knowledge in what you are doing. My goal is to keep the art of film photography alive through shared experiences and education of the process with curated shows and self publications.
BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA in 1996, and an AA in Drafting and Design from Don Bosco Tech, Rosemead, CA in 1988.
Art Center College of Design Student Scholarship (1993-1996); “Best in Show,” Advertising Photographer of America (APA) exhibition and award (1997-1998); and “First Place” Portrait Photography Competition, LA County Fair (1998). Solo exhibitions include Sleeping Giants, Blue Chip Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2006) and Cuba, Pasadena City College, curated by Reina Prado, artist and educator (2010).
A wide range of profession experiences include work as Assistant Camera Operator, Graphisoft “By Design” series, Los Angeles, CA; Director of Photography, Producer, Riley Luggage – Los Angeles, CA; and Director of Photography and Producer, Eufora International, Vista, CA. Photography instructor at Lucie Foundation, Snapshot Workshops, Los Angeles, CA, and Academia Avance Charter School, Los Angeles, CA.