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About Me

 

 

I was born in Kentucky and moved to Indianapolis at age 5. I have lived in the central Indiana region since then.

I studied music at Indiana University, had a career in finance and accounting but, in 2008 found my passion in photography. At that time I was traveling extensively and wanted to improve my photographic skills. To hone my skills I took several classes and attended workshops. Photography has added a new dimension to my travels and gives me an expanded view of the places I visit. I can see details in architecture that I missed before, see how light can affect the mood, and I've discovered patterns in nature that I had previously overlooked. Ironically, in my effort to improve my travel photography, I also gained an appreciation for the beauty in my own backyard. 

My grandmother was a painter, my grandfather a poet, and my mother was an actress, so the arts were always an important part of my life. To me, photography is an art form  and I hope that comes through with my work. Not only do I want to show an image of what I have photographed, I would like that image to convey what I was feeling at the time of the capture.

Recent Exhibits include Darkroom Revelations, Indianapolis, IN, Nickel Plate Arts, Noblesville, IN, and Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, IN

Achievements: 

Honeywell Photography Competition: 2016 (Best of Show, 1st Place B&W, 2nd Place Color), InFocus Photography Competition: 2016 (Special Mention Nature, Special Mention Altered), 2015 (Best Architecture), 2014 (Best Animals, Special Mention Open) 2013 (Best Architecture, Special Mention Architecture), Indiana State Fair: 2016 (2nd Place Nature, 2nd Place IN Bi-Centennial), 2015 (2nd Place Open), 2013 (Best of Show B&W, 1st Place Animals B&W, 1st Place Altered), Nature’s Inspirations: 2016 (1st Place), Kokomo Art Association Photography Show, 2016 (1st Place Color), 2015 (2nd Place Color); Images of Nature, 2013 (Best of Show); Riviera Camera Club, Outreach Photographer of the Year 2016, 2014 & 2013, Print Photographer of the Year 2013.


Publications: Indiana at 200 Bi-Centennial Book, Capture Indy and the 2014 Audubon of Greater Denver Calendar.