I was born and raised here in State College, PA and after 25 years of living and working in other parts of the country, I have come home to be close to my family. After making the decision to move back to New York a few years ago, I fell in love with Karen, got married and settled down to make this my home once more.
After graduating from high school, I decided to become the world's most famous architect and started taking classes at Penn State. After a year or so of let's say (at best) average grades in all my classes, it was apparent the world was going to quickly lose its greatest architect to the exciting world of photography.
With the help and support from those closest to me, I packed my bags in 1978 and headed off to the big city of Pittsburgh to attend art school. If after all this time memory serves me correct, I graduated two years later at the top of my class from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and started this 32-year career producing commercial photography for some of the largest department stores in the country.
Since then I have managed large studios and shot fashion as well as still life for companies such as: Gimbels Department Stores, Kaufmans, Filene's, Marshalls, Ames, and from 1995 to the summer of 2003 in New York City as Director of Photography for Lord and Taylor. I am presently running my own studio right here in State College since 2004.
I have been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the world's most beautiful, talented, and creative people including models, stylists, hair and make-up artists, art directors, creative directors as well as fellow photographers. My work has appeared in such publications as: Pittsburgh Magazine, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vogue, Elle Magazine, Marie Claire, W, Modern Bride, State College Magazine, as well as countless (and I do mean countless) catalogs that you have received into your home.
I could never thank everyone along the way that has helped me, but I would like to now thank those who believed in me and supported me throughout my career. Thank you very much, Libbie, Susan, Susan, Karen, Karen, Joe, Gene, Jack, Tom, Kathy, Raina, Tony, Monica, Dana, Steve, Dad, and of course most of all, my Mother, Dora May Noel.
I have spent the last 32 years always putting quality and client satisfaction above all. I look forward with excitement to continuing that dedication here in the State College area over the next 32 years. Please come visit me at my Studio.