Growing up in Brooklyn, New York there was always a lot to see. My mother, a truly remarkable woman and my best friend, was able to render things she saw using just about any medium you can think of. She could draw, paint, or sketch anything, while I had trouble drawing a straight line while using a ruler. I always wondered, and sometimes asked her what happened to me, where was my artistic gift. One day I found mine in photography.
Magazines like Time, Life, and National Geographic provided me with my earliest inspiration. Combine that with my love of people, (I always spoke to strangers when I was a kid), it makes sense that I love to shoot weddings and portraits. Meeting people, documenting moments of their lives, and creating art at the same time is the best.