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They didn't teach photography at my high school. My only exposure to the medium came via the temporary cardboard cameras we picked up from the convenience store on the way to an outing.

Growing up, illustration was my art of choice. I studied every comic book the 90s had to offer. It was my time spent as the editorial cartoonist at my college newspaper would I become enamored with an old Mamiya c330.

An inspired trip to Gordon Park's Half Past Autumn exhibition became the catalyst that begets a 19-year passion. In that span, My photography and illustrations have been published in dozens of publications; I've had the honor of working with a multitude of clients across genres and disciplines; picked up an MFA; taught at the collegiate level; had a stint on talk radio; volunteered, created a scholarship and mentored hundreds of students. I love art but I am definitely most proud of the time I spend mentoring. 

So yeah. That's me in a nutshell. I enjoy what I do and hope to continue to grow, share my experiences and create memorable work. 



Clients include:

GoDaddy, Marie Claire Australia, GQ.com, Essence, Ebony, Green Building + Design, Bicycling, Upscale, Black Enterprise, Atlanta magazine, Cincinnati magazine, Ohio, Cleveland magazine, NEA, City of Atlanta, Tastemaker magazine, Hip Hop Weekly, E1Music, Warner Bros Music Group

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