Artist and Teacher
I am a photographer. I take photos of just about anything that looks interesting to me. I do everything from street photography, constructed sets and portraits but my favorite subject will always be the streets of Chicago. I love this medium because to me, photography is the greatest way to show how you see the world. I have been shooting for nearly fifteen years and am very proud that I got what I consider traditional education in film from a group of very well respected “old school” photographers. I am part of probably one of the last generations who had to learn photography on film, which makes me feel quite old, but also really taught me how to refine my craft. Today I practice both film and digital photography.
When I am not taking photos I am kept pretty busy teaching. I am an elementary teacher currently teaching 5th grade. Like taking photos, I very much consider teaching to be a creative art form.