I've photographed wild lions in Kenya, street dogs in Peru, and stray cats in Jerusalem but I would still like to photograph penguins in Antarctica. Behind the lens from a young age I used the family pets; dogs, cats, hamsters, salamander and yes, even a hawk as my subjects. My commercial photography career has taken me far from the family pets in St. Paul, Minnesota. I studied commercial photography at Syracuse University and went on to work with some of the best fashion photographers in the industry. For almost 13 years I traveled the world working as Peter Lindbergh's digital tech. My time in fashion photography still influences my work today.
I am a New York based commercial photographer specializing in photographing domestic animals both in studio and on location. I have experienced jobs of all sizes -- from national ad campaigns to editorial and pro bono projects. Using a graphic and modern approach my images are playful, humorous, and personify the animal subjects. For me, pets are more than companions who get the slippers... Although, I wish my dog got slippers for me. Animals, wild and domesticated, give me happiness, loads of inspiration, and allow me to unleash my creative side (pun intended!). Whether in the studio or on location I enjoy the challenges of working with animals and their handlers. The experience is always fun and rewarding. And to answer your question, yes, I have tons of patience.
I live in New York City with my husband, two daughters and our spunky 15 year old Papillon, Cosmo.