Travel, art and music are the engines of my life. Photography has been a passion since my mother gave me a Pentax K-1000 when I was 8. I didn't know an f-stop from the bus stop but eventually figured it out. Now, I have my dream job working with the international editions of a magazine (hint: it has a yellow border) and supervise journalists in 38 countries (Thanks, mom!). I am a science nerd at heart, or mind, so love working on stories on everything from archaeology to oceanography to evolution.
The world and all its variety is a source of constant fascination. I love to travel and to make myself open to each place I visit. On a trip to France, Russia and Turkey, I was amazed by all the sights, sounds and tastes. I know now the proper ways to drink vodka and to buy Turkish rugs. My travel mottos: be kind, relinquish control, embrace serendipity, and never try to out-drink a Russian.
As an artist, I make mosaics by hand from my photos. I developed the technique to push the boundaries of photography and so I could reshape the world into the way my mind sees it. I exhibit my work in the DC area, New York and Paris.
Every culture on Earth makes music, and I am drawn to its many forms. Black Cat and 930 Club are second homes since rock is my main love, but I am always keen on hearing something new.
I am divorced and have a 6-year-old daughter, who is the light of my life and lives with me half the time. Getting fatherhood right is my main mission in life.