"Photography is a love affair with life."
- Burk Uzzle -
My visual career began by studying fashion and commercial photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Instead of continuing in that direction, I jumped in to the film and television industry where I worked for 20 years in various roles.
In one role, worked as a digital artist restoring films from the original reels to Blu-ray. I learned a lot about image touch-up and colorization. Some of my work included the theatrical releases of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Avatar and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, as well as, the Blu-Ray and theatrical re-releases of Disney’s Snow White, Pinnochio, Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, Fantasia 2000, and Cinderella. Other Blu-Ray projects included Star Wars: Episode 1, Aliens, Rashomon, Terminator and True Lies. In the last decade, I’ve worked as a motorsports photographer and action sports videographer shooting IMSA, IndyCar and SRO World Challenge.
A few years ago, I started playing around with food photography. I’ve always been drawn to beautiful food online and in magazines. I partnered with a friend to create a series of printed and digital publications including Nourish & Flourish. Our publications were in Barnes and Noble, Sam’s Club, Whole Foods, plus various grocery stores across the U.S. You may still find us digitally via PressReader and ISSUU. You can access the publications in my Store, as well as, postcards. I love sending cards so I've created postcards using my favorite images. Pop one in the mail and make someone's day!
This journey also propelled me into professional baking. I love to bake! It’s both science and art. Being a bit of a science geek, I like the precision behind baking. The system of baking can only work if the function of all of its parts are doing their job. Spending hours in the kitchen trying something new and watching it come together is exciting!
I grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana eating great Southern food. Sugar and fat…you can’t beat it. I learned a lot about cooking from my mom and grandmothers. Each had something a little different to teach me…Mom, amazing cinnamon toast and pot roast; Nana, buttermilk biscuits; Mamaw, fried chicken and chocolate fudge. So many great recipes and great memories! Visit the Recipes page to try some of my favorites.
I’m licensed in the state of Georgia as a Cottage Food Business and have a managerial level food safety certification from ServSafe.
Based in the Atlanta area but working worldwide.
My work has been featured in: Nourish and Flourish Magazine, Tales & Treats Magazine, Raised Southern, USA Today, Relix, Road & Track, Auto Week, Ford Performance, AEM Performance Electronics, Shadow Works Group, Bondurant Racing School, Ferrari, Porsche of North America, So Mine Products at Target and Office Depot, K-PAX Racing, Frontstretch.