Photography has a sense of immediacy that feels very natural to me. The connection between myself and my subject is dynamic and responsive rather than reactive. My technical background with film cameras frees me to experiment and create bold compositions because I know what my tools are capable of. Taking a great picture is often spontaneous but a lifetime of preparation leads up to that moment.


  • 2021 – “Available Light,” solo show, Eat Paint Studio, Chicago, IL – Press Release
  • 2019 – “Wide Awake Dreaming,” solo show, Eat Paint Studio, Chicago, IL – Press Release
  • 2018 – “The Space Between,” solo show, Rangerfinder Gallery, Tamarkin Camera, Chicago, IL
  • 2010 – Beauty & Brawn Gallery, 2-person show with Emily Rapport, Chicago, IL
  • 2007 – “Devon Avenue,” exhibition at RavenswoodArtWalk for Chicago Artists’ Month, Chicago, IL
  • 2006 – “Art + Industry,” collaborative project with Emily Rapport for Chicago Artists’ Month, Chicago, IL
  • 1998 – solo show, Robert’s Communications, Rochester, NY,
  • 1998 – solo show, Light Impressions Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, NY
  • 1997 – group show, Cultural Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
  • 1996 – solo show, Bauhaus Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • 1991 – group show, Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

Press, Publications, and Speaking

Grants and Awards

  • 1997 – S.O.S. Grant, funded by New York State Foundation for the Arts
  • 1991 – The Savannah College of Art and Design, awarded scholarship

Professional Experience

HARLAN J. BERK, Chicago, IL 2008 – Present
Staff Photographer

Freelance Photographer

  • Documentary and editorial photographer for private, corporate and nonprofit events as well as freelance human interest stories.
  • Corporate clients include: Xerox, The Jane Goodall Institute, The Gene Siskel Film Center, Craines Communications, New City Magazine, Chicago Gallery News, Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, and others.

NOEYES CULTURAL CENTER, Evanston, IL Summer 2007
Photography Instructor – Summer program for kids age 7 – 17

TONY MAY PHOTOGRAPHY, Chicago IL 2002–2004
Assistant Photographer

Assistant Photographer

Volunteer Experience

  • Ravenswood ArtWalk, Chicago 2006 – Collaborated with local nonprofit groups Ravenswood ArtWalk and The Jane Addams Resource Corporation to create a documentary project for Chicago Artists’ Month exploring the connection between artists and industry in Ravenswood. Culminated in public exhibition at the 2006 neighborhood arts tour.