Home"I don't look at the world the same way that most do.
Never have, never will."
- Angela Manginelli
I have been taking photos for as long as I remember and I am rarely happier then when I am exploring a city with my headphones on and my camera at the ready. It was in high school that I decided to take a photography class and got my first real camera. It was a Pentax K1000, which I still own and adore. I fell in love with capturing moments and thought the dark room was one of the best places in the world. Thankfully I had an amazing photography teacher that encouraged me to pursue the subject in college at Ball State University.

I received a Bachelor's Degree in Photojournalism with a minor in Art Photography and stayed at Ball State to complete a Master's in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. I've spent time living in London, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco and have been able to document some incredible (and hilarious) moments along the way.

While I've dedicated my life's work to International Education, I'm fortunate that my love of photography works well with my full-time job. I get to take my camera with me on all of my adventures around the US and abroad and hope that my photographs encourage others to slow down and appreciate details they might pass by otherwise. I also hope that my images inspire people to travel more and gain a better understanding of the world around them.

Thanks for stopping by and please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you have any questions, comments, want to get my email newsletter, or just want to know more.

Some Noteworthy Moments in my photography life:

Staff photographer for Vesuvio Café, San Francisco. May 2009 to present
Ruse artist in residence, San Francisco. June 2011 to July 2012
"Semaphore" contributing photographer, San Francisco. June 2010 to July 2012
Contributing photographer for San Francisco Chronicle. Dec. 2010 and April 2011
Hotel Des Arts artist in residence, San Francisco. May 2010 to March 2011
Contributing photographer for "A History of Chicago Comedy" by Margaret Hicks
Work regularly featured in the Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader and TimeOut Chicago magazine
Staff photographer at iO Theatre, Chicago. Sept. 2007 to April 2009

Shows and Exhibitions:

Icarus Nights, group show, San Francisco, July 2012
"Leaving," solo show, San Francisco, July 2012
North Beach Festival Art Show, group show, June 2011
“Tableaux Californiens” group show, San Francisco, Dec 2010
“The Journey Home,” solo show, San Francisco, Sept. 2010
North Beach ArtWalk group show, San Francisco, Sept 2010
“Escapism,” solo show, San Francisco, Oct. 2009
North Beach ArtWalk group show, San Francisco, Oct. 2009
“A Fair to Remember,” group show, San Francisco, Sept 2009
“The Other Work,” group show, Chicago, Jan. 2008