A family friend gave me an old Zeiss 35mm when I was twelve and it was my first love. Born and raised in the Manhattan, my first subject was my sister Caitlin in our tiny rent controlled apartment. After graduating from Bronx High School of Science, I studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.
I have since pursued a life balancing personal projects with editorial and commercial work, and a career as an editorial photo editor and image researcher.
Editorial assignments have included Contributing Photo Editor and Director at the likes of Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Allure, Lucky, Black Ink, Departures, and Food + Wine. I also worked on high end shoot production for photographers at Art + Commerce.
I have never stopped taking pictures, however. I've been to Alaska, Liberia, the Dominican Republic, Scotland, Vietnam, Japan, the Czech Republic and such exotic US locales as Northern Michigan and Mississippi in search of inspiring subjects.
Among commissioned assignments the most meaningful have been for The Women's Refugee Commission, Nomad-Chic, Extreme Kids, and the Go Vap Orphanage in Vietnam. My work is available for purchase as fine art prints through Brooklyn based Fiercely Curious.
In 2010 I gave birth to twins, Roan and Lula. Lula was born with a random genetic mutation from which she died in 2011 at 18 months old. During her life, virtually housebound and beholden to our broken medical system, the cruelty of nature, and the astonishing love and joy that one can still experience under such circumstances, I created a blog of words and images about my experiences, Roan and Lula. I've told this and other stories on the storytelling podcast, Tell The Bartender.
I live in Brooklyn with my husband Sam, a Scottish designer/fabricator and one half of Hilt Projects, our son Roans and Eamon, and our beleaguered dog Gracie. I currently serve on the board of Extreme Kids and Crew, which supports kids with special needs and their families through art, music, play, and community.
I take pictures every day.