I was born and raised near Boston, Massachusetts. I graduated from Wheaton College in 1994 with a degree in psychology and art history. Presently, I split my time between West Tisbury, Massachusetts, and New York City; I live with my wife, Jeanne Koenig and work as a designer, writer and artist.

In 1999 I received my masters degree in photography from New York University. Over the last five years, I have studied and considered the works of many 20th century artists, and consider Walker Evans and David Hockney my heroes.

My greatest personal influences include my grandparents and their stories about coming of age in the United States; and my parents who supported my creative endeavors since I was an infant. I adore industrial and graphic design, photography and music, enjoy playing guitar, running and rollerblading, and I paddle in my kayak every chance I get.