With decades of experience in photography and photojournalism, I have most recently been sharing my time among a few main ongoing projects.

My work for Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento afforded me opportunities to photograph local and national political figures and celebrities. Events of all descriptions are among my specialties. For several years, I also covered the ongoing story of the Sacramento Kings and the push to build a new downtown Entertainment and Sports Complex. One of my photos from the Long Live the Kings event of 2013 was selected for the cover of the Sacramento Visitors Guide fall 2013 edition.

My architectural photography continues, as I am working on personal projects as well as documenting properties for advertising and marketing purposes. My passion for music also keeps me involved in photography and video for numerous performers around northern California.

My photographs have been published in magazines, newspapers, annual reports and event programs as well as websites and social media sites. 2010 marked the beginning of a more elaborate exploration of video production, with two of my collaborations being shown in the Sacramento International Film and Music Festival.

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