Centered in the East Bay of San Francisco
Born in Germany, raised in California's Silicon Valley. I've had a lifelong passion for wonder and learning. After graduating with a degree in philosophy, I became an English teacher, realized I prefer to enjoy novels and love science, so I relearned mathematics to taught math in high school for a couple of years. The standardized testing and lack of true creative freedom to engage students' natural curiosity killed the spirit of learning. I bought a DSLR camera, just around this time the Canon 5d Mark II had made it easy for many to make films and videos, and this naturally led to photography. The visual techniques for video and film overlap.