Long before I decided to become a jeweler, I wanted to be a photographer. My interest in photography started as a teenager after the death of my great uncle Isaac, a hobby photographer. Uncle Isaac left all of his camera equipment to my dad, also an avid hobbyist, and I in turn got my dad’s old equipment. Outside of school, I carried my camera everywhere, and have boxes of old images. In the summers, I took several photo classes at Hartwick College in upstate NY, which I absolutely loved. As a senior in high school, I won a NJ state arts scholarship for my photography portfolio, and entered art school thinking I would be a professional photographer someday.
Well, life is full of curveballs. After my sophomore year in art school, I discovered the jewelry studio. The tools felt natural in my hands, and I was hooked. At the end of my sophomore year, I remember the huge dilemma… which career path to pursue…jewelry or photography???
Fast forward 20 years, and I feel like I’ve finally found a way to fuse my 2 passions together…I have no intention to stop making jewelry, but in addition to it, I have decided to start professionally taking on clients for jewelry/artwork photography. As a successful jewelry artist for the past 17 years, I am in the position to truly understand how I want my work to be presented, and I feel that puts me in a unique position to photograph other jeweler’s work keeping in mind how they want theirs presented. I am sensitive to the nuances of each piece, and seek to accurately capture the artwork to look it’s absolute best. I am incredibly detail oriented, and will work with each artist to achieve the image they want.
I’ve set up a facebook album as a portfolio, and will be adding to it as I shoot more work made by other artists…click here to see the album.