I grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. I developed my first roll of Kodak Tri-X when I was fifteen. My first camera was an Argus C-3. University of Pittsburgh 1984-86. University of South Carolina 1986-90. I was an English Major but used most of my electives taking fine art photography courses. I still shoot large format 4x5, but mainly work with an Olympus E-3 now.