I was born in London, grew up in New York City, and have lived in southern California for many years. My engagement as a visual artist springs from a passion for creating and viewing images that began in childhood. During a successful academic career in the humanities, I also wrote and taught about the history and cultural power of images. I now pursue my calling as a photographer full time.
My photography is primarily a visual form of cultural exploration, analysis, and documentation; and much of it is created in the course of traveling through cultures other than my own. I work in a number of photographic genres, including cityscape and street photography, environmental portrait and travel photography, and night photography. As someone with a compelling interest in the power of photography to capture the vibrancy and diversity of human cultures, I value color as an essential expressive and communicative medium. At the same time, I remain deeply drawn to the formal power and tonal richness of black and white photography, and to the challenge of creating strong black and white images through digital capture and digital inkjet printing.
My photography has been published in Lenswork, B&W, COLOR, and other fine art photography publications; and featured in Lonely Planet Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller, Digital Camera, Art and Design (Beijing) and other magazines. My work has been exhibited in London, Paris, Madrid, Copenhagen, Beijing and Buenos Aires, as well as in California, Colorado, New York, and Ohio. I received the 2010 Pollux Award and was named Professional Photographer of the Year by the WPGA; in 2011, I was named Travel Photographer of the Year by TPOTY in London.