I am a conceptual photographer. I am a writer. I am a designer. I trust my intuition and vision. I am inspired by the work of others. I snowboard (in the back country). I love yoga. Music influences my life every day. I crave sunshine. The ocean makes me smile. I enjoy a challenge.
My work reflect my honest interpretation of a moment. I have a passion called “creating” and it drives my life.
I was born in Pittsburgh, PA. I received my BS in journalism from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO, and my MFA in photography from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA. I guess you can call me educated – but I believe strongly in the education called life.
The Bold Italic Responsibilities include: freelance photography, design and writing
The Medicine Agency Responsibilities include: freelance photography, retouching
Photographer Assistant Responsibilities include: setting and tearing down lights, building sets, styling, meter readings, shooting photos. Experience with Nikon and Canon digital kits, 4x5, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Prophoto, Broncolor and Norman light kits. Experience with the digital workflow and Epson printing systems.
July 1 – Dec. 20 2009 Teresa Camozzi Art Studio Marketing Assistant Responsibilities include: studio artwork, promo book mailing, RFP submissions, updating newsletters, making new contacts in the industry.
March 2008 – July 2009 World Golf Tour Photoshop Editor Responsibilities included: digital editing for a video game
May 2004 – Nov. 2007 Ritz Camera Inc. Sales Associate Responsibilities included: sales, customer service, film processing
June 2003 - Dec. 2003 Moods Image Photography Studio Associate Responsibilities included: digital retouching, production, photo restoration, album production, invoicing
Jan. 2002 - June 2002 Spin Magazine Photo Dept. Intern Responsibilities included: photo research, calling in art, checking in art, sending tear sheets
Nov. 2000 - Dec. 2001 American Metal Market Assoc. Editor Responsibilities included: coordinating, interviewing, writing and researching all aspects of these sections, contacting writers, copyediting and dummying layouts
Dec. 1999 - May 2000 University of Colorado College of Business Comm. Assistant Responsibilities included: designing the alumni magazine, advertisements, brochures and programs, writing feature articles, copyediting and scanning photographs
Dec. 1999 - May 2000 Boulder Daily Camera - circulation 40,000 Design Intern Responsibilities included: designing feature pages, writing headlines and copyediting
CREDITS Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh Magazine, Whirl Magazine, Spin Magazine, Washington Post, Smithsonian Museum, Sikh Foundation, NY Daily News, Pop Photography, Justintimberlake.com, Feature Shoot, The Bold Italic, LiveFastMag.com
EDUCATION Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA Expected Graduation: Dec. 2009 School of Photography Art for Commerce, MFA
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Graduation: 2001 School of Journalism and Mass Communications News Editorial, BS