I picked up my first camera when I was very young and grew into a habit of spending all my allowance money on developing film at Walgreens. Alongside two brothers, I played flashlight tag late into summer nights in New England (where I grew up), and text-based role-playing games on the internet when the internet was knee-high to a grasshopper.
I was homeschooled by an artist and a mathematician, so while in high school algebra and chemistry were my favorite subjects, my house was littered with art materials and I was given time and freedom to make a mess with them. In college, I studied English Literature and Studio Art. I fell in love with the art of making things with words and materials.
In my professional post-college career, I bounced between creating stories with text (writing), stories you tell with text and images (graphic design), and stories told with images alone (photography). I'm most happy with a beautiful mix of real-life people and making images.
Cyanotype, one of my great loves, is one of the oldest and first photographic processes, but I work in many different media. I've always been a lover of hybrids—I shoot both film and digital photographs, I paint in watercolor, oil, and acrylic. I draw, I weave, I knit, I bake...
...it's all a joyful expression of the art of life itself.