With an Art History degree I wound up working for more than 20 years in information systems. I changed careers to become an events photographer in Richmond, VA. Since moving to New York fourteen years ago, I’ve been able to pursue my passion for photography while taking courses at the Institute of Photography (ICP) and studying with photographers Arlene Collins and Mindy Veissid. My love of working in concert with others when I photograph has resulted in long-term projects. My project, “Indelible”, photographing the experience of being tattooed, lasted a year and a quarter. My current project, “Behind the Beauty”, has lasted over a year. Now that I’m in the final stages of “Behind the Beauty”, I’m looking forward to finding an exciting new project , which I hope will reveal itself in the near future.