My interest in the arts started at a very young age with rudimentary drawings, focusing almost singularly on cityscapes. At the age of 10 I received a 110 camera from my mother and my story as a photographer began.
I fed my curiosity by taking every available art class throughout high school. With the encouragement of my teachers and family, I decided to make art my career and enrolled in the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
My true passion remained drawing and photography. At Mass Art I had the opportunity to study under prominent photographers such as Nick Nixon, Abe Morel, Barbara Bosworth, and Laura McPhee. In my four years at school, the city of Boston provided a beautiful backdrop where I could practice my newly learned skills.
After graduation I was overtaken by wanderlust and a yearning to test my abilities. I spent time traveling throughout the US (to every state but two!) and then on to Europe with my camera as my constant companion.
With my itchy feet satisfied, I settled in NYC where I worked in the fashion industry for a photographers’ booking agent. The experience afforded me an invaluable lesson on the business-side of photography. During this time I also freelanced as a photographer’s assistant, doing fashion and commercial work — learning the latest exposure and lighting techniques.
By 2001 I was ready to leave the big city for my next adventure. After visiting my brother in Colorado, the majestic Rockies convinced me Boulder was my destination. It has been seven years since opening the doors to Sullivan Studios.