I've been making photographs since I bought my first camera in 1979. I had been fascinated for some time by the lush photography books of Weston, Adams, Callahan, Newman, Penn, Avedon, et al that I would pore over at the local public library. When I had scraped enough money together I purchased an Olympus OM-1, and later that summer added 200mm and 28mm lenses. The first roll I took I processed myself (Kennedy Wright showed me the process, and supplied me with chemistry and tools) and I was hooked.

I majored in Art History at the University of Kansas, with a strong emphasis on the History of Photography (under Tom Southall). I also took numerous studio photo courses (Pok Chi Lau and Earl Iverson) and upon graduation began working at a large studio in San Francisco shooting catalogues for a department store chain.

I continued shooting commercially for the next ten years, but I quit the large studio to go back to school, first at San Francisco State University (Jack Welpott, Meridel Rubenstein, Bob Dawson, Lewis DeSoto) and then at the San Francisco Art Institute (Hank Wessel, Linda Connor, Reagan Louie, Jack Fulton, Ingeborg Gerdes, Barbara DeGenevieve, Pirkle Jones, Susan Schwartzenberg, Donna Lantz, Sandra Phillips, Andy Grundberg, Rebecca Solnit) where I earned an MFA in Photography.

I began teaching photography while at SFAI and have taught ever since, most recently at Woodbury University in Burbank, CA.

For the past ten years I have been photographing landscape and people in the landscape. The work I do digitally centers (though with plenty of exceptions) around artificial landscape. This subject seems particularly apt given the constructed sense of space I achieve by moving my camera when I photograph. The places you see are mostly impossible space - sometimes taken from multiple vantage points, sometimes many degrees of rotation flattened into what seems to be a single perspective. But I suppose one could say any pictorial space is impossible. Many of my photographs simply have less connection to how we see the world than conventional images.