I am a graduate of the Academy of Art College and a former Director of Photography there.
Although I thoroughly enjoy taking pictures, I have always equally enjoyed creating new photographers. As a result, I have never failed to teach at least two nights a week for the past 14 years.
During this time I have taught a variety of classes at City College of San Francisco, from Advanced Lighting, to Portraiture, to Color Theory, and more.
As a commercial photographer teaching has been invaluable to me, for it has required not only that I stay abreast of the many radical changes taking place in my field, but that I understand them at a level far deeper than is often required of others.
As a result, I have been able to pass on these lessons learned to the benefit of my clients.
I opened the doors to Insight Photography in 1989 and have worked constantly on projects that interest me ever since. I have worked in the area of Executive Portraits, Architectural Interiors and Exteriors, and Product Photography for both corporate and advertising clients.
When asked, “Which of these fields do you enjoy photographing the most?” My answer is a simple one: “I love light!”
So it really doesn’t matter to me what I put it on. The joy is in the act of doing it.
Finally, for the past five years I have worked off and on recording the activities of the young people of Hunters Point in San Francisco. This work has often been done for a non-profit agency located in the heart of this beautiful but impoverished area. An area that is now deep into the troughs of gentrification.
This has been work for the soul. As any serious person involved in the field of art will admit, “It is the personal work that makes the commercial worth viewing.”