Bio With the exception of a few years in New York City, I have lived in New Mexico since I moved to Albuquerque in 1980 to attend graduate school at the University of New Mexico. I was born and raised in Excelsior, Minnesota, a small lakeside community outside Minneapolis. I came to the Southwest via California, where I received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Besides my undergraduate studies, I also worked as an assistant for The Friends of Photography, and The Ansel Adams Photography workshops. At the workshops, I worked with many pivotal photographers, who were (are) responsible for blazing the trail of what defines photography today. Since 1990, I have created commissioned photographic works for the editorial and advertising industry. My clientele includes national and international magazines and corporations. Over the years, I have developed a personal appreciation for each genre, and have been able to synthesize them both without sacrificing my personal integrity as an artist. My photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, and are in numerous permanent collections, such as, Los Angeles County Museum, Musee Nicephore Niepce in Paris, and The New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.