What's that saying? Life's what you make it? My take on that: Life's how you curate it. Because life happens, and not all of it is ideal. So I have chosen to live my life purposefully,to turn each normal day into an intensely curated day. And that way, day after day and somehow, I have curated a fascinating life.
I love what I do. I curate stories. Visual stories. One photo, one video, one emotion at a time. And I am most passionate about the type of story-telling involving those critical moments in life, our rights-of-passage.
Although I cut my teeth in visual narratives as an Emmy Award-winning producer at Dateline NBC and honed my marketing skills as a strategic communications advisor to the top brass at the United Nations, I found my flow behind the lens. My training is evident in the photo-journalistic and documentary approach that you'll see in my work.
By now, I have taken my photo and video lenses to more than 70 countries. The world I have seen is as humbling in its complexity as it is in its beauty and simplicity. Everywhere, always, I have connected and fallen in love, deeply, with people and their stories. Part of it is because I dive heart-first at life. It also helps that, as a polyglot, I can hitchhike, laugh and get in trouble in a bunch of languages.
So why do I curate visual legacies? Suffice it to say that it comes from being a multicultural specimen with an eclectic background to boot... think of me as your run-of-the-mill Colombian-born Jew raised in Iowa City who came of age in Manhattan, lived in 7 countries, and now resides in the Rockies. We all have a unique story --and I see it as a privilege when I am entrusted with helping people curate theirs, one visual at a time.