My great-grandfather lived in Paris and owned a Salon before the Holocaust, filled with the likes of Schiaparelli, Poiret, and Dior.

We would travel to Switzerland to visit family and there I developed a penchant for stinky cheeses.

A tiny ballerina grew into gymnastics then swam synchronized. Yoga is my forever home.

I witnessed the most alien and fairytale creatures while scuba diving in Tobago.

Got married in Central Park by the conductor who made "Chicago" a hit and wore a red gown. And very much enjoyed the potluck reception, aka best party ever.

Two of the best meals of my life: Al Forno in Providence and Tsukiji Market in Tokyo.

Valedictorian who thought I'd become a foreign correspondent. Was a studio metalsmith. Now picture-taker, sees the world interconnected.

I strive to capture what is authentic through my lens.