Communications professional with mostly non-profit and small business experience. Background in strategic communications plan development and execution including media relations, web and social media campaigns. Professional photographer with over 20 years of experience in depicting people (portraits, weddings, corporate and editorial), as well as products.
One of my recent webpage projects is for the jewelry designer Marufacio. The webpage for the non-profit B’nai Emunah went live in September 2016 and features an integrated community calendar.
My passion for photography started at the age of 16, when my father, an accomplished photographer himself, gave me my first all manual SLR camera. The early years I spent a lot of time in the darkroom, learning how to develop my own prints and film. These days I am teaching digital photography to middle school children.
During my university studies in Berlin, Germany, I was trained as a journalist and filmmaker. Photography however remained my medium of choice.
A scholarship in Lima, Peru resulted in a solo photography exhibition and several publications in German newspapers and magazines.
After relocating to California in 1994 I earned a Masters in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. In 1998 I opened my Noe Valley based studio for wedding and portrait photography. My work has been featured in numerous magazines in the US and abroad.