In 1981, a year after immigrating to the US, I became the art director of Women's Sports & Fitness magazine near San Francisco. When my daughter was born, I took a leave of absence, completely missed the computer revolution, and picked up a camera. Honing the photography skills I acquired during my graphic design schooling, I snapped photos of everything in sight, but mostly of my daughter. About eight years ago, I was finally ready to go back to school and trade in my cut-and-paste repertory for computer tools. I exchanged the old Minolta for a digital Nikon, and a magical, new world opened . . .
Since 2001, I have been a contract photographer, specialized in architecture, for the Palo Alto Weekly newspaper. I have developed a clientele that keeps me busy designing websites and photographing their pets, children, families, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, fundraisers, graduations, corporate/community events, new/remodeled homes, commercial buildings, and wineries. I live in Medford, Oregon, with my partner, Leonardo, our new puppy Kayo, and with our two cats Ala and Minou.
Let's hope it gets good ones soon!