I was born in New York City across the street from Lincoln Center. Our building was an artist's co-op; our neighbors were painters, photographers and opera singers.

I loved growing-up in New York. Back when you might spot a Keith Haring in the subway, my family roamed the city by bicycle: clipping herbs for dinner from the Cloisters' garden, buying vintage at Andy's on 8th Street, and visiting art museums every weekend.

Today I am a photographer in Venice, California – where I live with my beautiful wife and daughter. I am also a partner in Poquitos, a Mexican Restaurant and bar in Seattle. I still love bicyles, and we rent them wherever we travel. These days we hunt for great coffee, used book stores, and quiet places in big cities.