"I wish that I could say that I was born in a brothel, or raised by wolves, I wasn't. I grew up in Chicago and it's suburbs and my college years yielded an interest in photography. Soon afterwards I started my own photo studio where I shot advertising and design projects. In 1999 my first book project "Weeds" was published and currently, I am very excited about my new b/w series of photographs from plants that I collected this fall and winter. In this series, I feel that I have edited away, much as winter does, all but the essential matter."