Supposing life is not a dress rehearsal? Some time ago I posed that question to myself and I decided to hedge my bets and not make the wrong assumption. Essentially I jumped into the void, leaving a profession of architecture that I had been committed to since a very young age, picked up a camera and started exploring this extraordinary planet with its diverse, generous and conflicted people. What a wild ride it has been and at this point I am only picking up speed. The “journey is the destination” and getting lost along the way is the really fun part!
I am full of love for my family, friends and the craft that is my profession and passion. I love to laugh, with you, at you and mostly at myself. I love to say the word “love”. I am trying to say it more. I am always learning…
Now, I am living most of the time in New York City and often traveling back and forth to my hometown of San Francisco. I even lived in Cuba for a short time. I have traveled this amazing planet many times over, led by my camera and curiosity. I have followed my dream and I feel really fortunate, happy and lucky. How cool is that? I never forget it!
Last year my first book was published “The Left Coast: California on the Edge”, University of California Press, a five year project photographing the diverse California Coast and its people in collaboration with my best friend, my Dad. A dream come true! Next year my Second book will be published by Radius Books, “Bunkers: Ruins of War in a New American Landscape”. Another dream coming true. Two more books coming after that...I love to imagine, and then make it happen!
Currently I am teaching architectural and portraiture photography at the International Center for Photography. I am passionate about sharing my passion with others, to help inspire and be inspired by my students – I love them too!
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Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), Museum of the City of New York, Portland Art Museum, Comer Foundation and the Park Hyatt Corp, among others.