My love for adjusting images began back in high school, when I would spend many happy hours in the darkroom figuring out how to use an object like a spoon to affect light exposure. After graduating from Emerson College with a degree in Television Production, I threw myself into a 7-year career at the ABC NEWS National Bureau in Washington, D.C.. Working with a journalistic legend like Sam Donaldson was exhilarating, and taught me everything about work ethic, professionalism, and truly knowing your craft. But when I got my hands on an early version of Photoshop, I was hooked, and decided to pursue a career in digital post-production and photo retouching.
These days, I still geek out over all the good nerdy stuff (like color values and frequency separations) which can help me to digitally transform an image. I love that being a successful retoucher requires a strong technical proficiency, and that there is always a new technique to learn. I also believe that great collaboration is just as crucial to bringing my client's vision to life, and I enjoy working closely with people to establish a creative dialogue and clear communication.
No job is too big or too small. I enjoy it all.
On a personal note, I grew up in New Hampshire and Vermont, and after living in Boston, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis and Seattle, I've finally made my way back to the east coast. I currently live in Brooklyn, with my wife and our menagerie of three dogs and two cats.