I am the KEH Camera Corporate Ambassador. I divide my time between personal fine art documentary photography and imaging in the field of ophthalmology. I have an Associate and Applied Science degree in technical photography, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Photography, a Master of Arts in Humanities and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Communication Design. I have held teaching positions at Emory University, the State University of New York at Buffalo and as an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology.
From 1989 through 2005, I worked on a documentary project centered on Buffalo's Old First Ward neighborhood and the Irish men from there who unloaded the grain boats carrying cargo from the Midwest. Work on the project, entitled "Against the Grain" took me from Buffalo to a family wheat farm in Kansas, down the Mississippi River to New Orleans and a trip across the Great Lakes on a grain boat from Duluth to Buffalo.
In 2006 I was selected by Adobe as one of twelve individuals to form their Biomedical Imaging Advisory Group. This group worked with Adobe in their development of Photoshop Extended, the first version of the software program to contain medical, technical and scientific digital imaging tools.
My fine art photography has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country in addition to being included in public and private collections. In 2007 a (12) print portfolio of my "Against the Grain" work was purchased by the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film for their permanent collection. I am represented by Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta. I have a second home on the Isle of Skye, Scotland and teach workshops there and at Silo City in Buffalo, NY.