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My purpose when photographing someone is to elevate the individual visually in some way so that you recognize yourself. To me, the photography isn’t as much a glamour shot or an image that’s perfectly retouched. My work is an expression of character and it’s my responsibility to show this in a way that instills confidence and trust. The work I do is meant to reveal hopes, dreams, warmth and spirit.

What I love the most about being a photographer is the opportunity to meet and photograph passionate, creative, and everyday people who have something compelling to say. I help Magazines, Advertising Agencies, and Non-Profits tell stories of people. Based in Cleveland, Ohio

Select Clients:
Adobe, Alzheimer’s Association, Barron's, Bicycling Magazine, Brokaw, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, ESPN The Magazine, Fast Company, Fortune Magazine, Google Inc., Great Lakes Brewing Co., The Guardian UK, GMC The Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Metro Health, Mitchell's Ice Cream, Monocle, Oberlin College, Oberlin Center of the Arts, OLSON, People, Philips Health, Popular Mechanics, Refugee Response, Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, TIME, Twist Creative, University Hospitals, Vitamix, West Side Market

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Exhibitions:
2018 Cleveland Foundation, Place.Makers
2018 Adrift, A Dream. Curated by Liz Maugans
2017 Cuba NOW at the Cleveland Print Room
2016 "Off the clock" APA/LA Curated Photography Exhibition - Santa Monica, Ca
2015 Night at the Farm - Welcoming event for Arun Gandhi and fundraising event for The Refugee Response
2014 Mitchell's Ice Cream Commissioned Permanent Collection
2013 Cleveland Clinic Hospital Permanent collection
2011 Cleveland Clinic Foundation Permanent Collection in Conjunction with a commission by Catherine Opie
2011 Gypsy Bean Cafe and Bakery - solo Surfers series exhibit
2011 Greenhouse Tavern - solo Surfer series exhibit
2010 The Root Cafe - Surfer series
2007 CONVERGENCE - a partner show with John G - 6706 Detroit Ave Cleveland, Ohio
2007 JCC Cleveland - A group Photography exhibit curated by Abe Frajndlich - the Mandel Center
2006 SPD Photography Auction - Harrys Loft New York
2005 Power of Women - Planned Parenthood of Greater Cleveland Fundraiser
2004 SPD Photography Auction - The Art Directors Club of New York
2004 ICP student Program exhibition - ICP, New York
2003 Power of Women - Planned Parenthood of Greater Cleveland.

Awards:
2018 Santa Fe DIVERSITY Honorable Mention
2017 1 of 12 photographers selected and curated by Sherri Littlefield of the Foley Gallery NYC
2016 American Photography 32 Winner
2013 Ohio Excellence in Journalism: Cleveland Press Club Awards COVER, General Circulation Magazines-Sunday Magazines
2013 Sante Fe Workshops: Outdoors winner Honorable Mention
2013 Press Club of Cleveland: First Place Photography and all Others
2011 Press Club of Cleveland: First Place Photography and all Others photo journalism
2010 PDN Great Outdoors award: Outdoor sports and activities
2010 Jewish Family Services Association: Outstanding community service and Support
2009 Press Club of Cleveland: Second Place Portraiture
2009 Press Club of Cleveland: All others/personality Photography
2007 Photographers Forum Finalist Annual Spring Photography contest
2005 Photographers Forum Best of College Photography Annual
2005 Nikons emerging Photographers Hall of Fame