I've photographed wild lions in Kenya, street dogs in Peru, and stray cats in Jerusalem but I would still like to photograph penguins in the South Pole. Behind the lens from a young age I used the family pets; dogs, cats, hamsters and yes, even a hawk as my subjects. My commercial photography career has taken me far from the family pets in St. Paul Minnesota. I studied commercial photography at Syracuse University and went on to work with some of the best fashion photographers in the industry. I traveled the world working as Peter Lindbergh's digital tech for 7 years. My time in fashion photography still influence my work today. I currently live in New York City with my fiance and our spunky papillon, Cosmo.
For me, pets are more than companions who get the slippers... Although, I wish my dog got my slippers for me. Animals, wild and domesticated, give me happiness, loads of inspiration, and allow me to unleash my creative side (pun intended!). Whether in the studio or on location I enjoy the challenges of working with animals and their handlers. The experience is always fun and rewarding. And to answer your question, yes, I have tons of patience.