I took photography as an elective course, and was immediately taken in. I found in the work of people like Harry Callahan, Diane Arbus, Robert Adams, Bill Owens and William Eggleston that there were others out there who questioned the normalcy of what is considered normal; and finding my voice with photography was liberating.
I went to Art Center College of Design for photography, and graduated in 1993. Through my time at Art Center, and the few years following my graduation, I weathered the trends of cross processing and fish eye lenses, and continued to nurture my connection with documentary photography of which I felt was timeless in its beauty and relevance.
Now, 23 years later, I run a Photography Agency out of our New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles offices with the best team of agents who are all really good people at their core. I find great joy in cultivating and nurturing the work of photographers who I feel have a vision. I thoroughly enjoy the creative process - and I get to go through it daily with multiple artists on many different projects. I am so thankful to be able to make a living working in the arts, and having a great time doing it!
I live in South Pasadena, California with my husband Sean, my 15 year old son Miles, our newest addition, Hank Ryan, and our dog Louie. Oh, and our Guinea Pig, Bug.
The daily flow of creative people provides our sons with many fantastic influences in their lives.
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