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ABOUT ME

I became a photographer 28 years ago, the day after I first saw the photographs of Dorothea Lange at the Oakland Museum. I was smitten with the visual art of human truth-telling, but I wasn't aware that I was also responding to a call to study the relationships and personalities within family systems. Why? Like everything we are drawn to, it was personal. In my baggage was a history of childhood trauma, and my soul yearned for new frames of reference for who other humans were and how they bonded. I also desired to create visual proof for my youngest clients that someone had seen and cherished them. Because I had longed for such proof for myself.

Photography accompanied me into womanhood and emotional clarity. Now, what I bring to my work is simply a pure, enormous love for people and endless curiosity about who they are and can be. More so now than I could when I was younger, because my knowledge of the human experience with its joys, aches, failures, and successes is vastly more expansive than it was when I was 23.

To be able to do this work is perhaps the most miraculous blessing I was ever given, because it has shown me the breadth of humanity. It returned my trust and faith in people that I'd lost as a child. And I never forget that each sitting is a sacred privilege that requires relationship, time, inquisition, sight, sense, gut feeling, mutual vulnerability, and trust. 

My mission as a photographer is to help you feel and see what an exquisite soul you are.

 

Image by my mentor and friend, Nan Phelps, taken in Berkeley in 2022 

AWARDS

2035

DR Photography - Best Editorial

2035

DR Photography - Best Portrait

2035

PHY Journal - Best Series Nominee

EXHIBITIONS

2035

Strand - Group Exhibition

2035

Cafe Otto - Group Exhibition

2035

Mirador Gallery - Group Exhibition

SELECTED CLIENTS

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