I began seriously making photographs in 1977 while a student of John Gossage (2012 Guggenheim Fellow) at the University of Maryland. In 1979 I initiated my first significant project by photographing strangers on the street in Washington, D.C. In 1980 I moved to New York and continued the project, having my first solo exhibitions of this work in 1984 at O.K. Harris (New York) and the Pittsburgh Film-makers Gallery. The Baltimore Museum of Art acquired two of these images that same year.
In 2011 I founded Dotphotozine and dotphotozine.com, an annual magazine and companion website that highlight the best photography and related material from the students and alumni of California State University, San Bernardino. The magazine has received critical acclaim for its fine photography and design, and in 2014 I founded the Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography, a nation-wide grant open to all photographers.
I continue to make photographs, teach analog and digital photography, oversee a university photography program, and publish a magazine and website.
Theo is a graphic designer and photographer. He was one of the founding members of Dotphotozine and as designed all three issues. He has a BA in Graphic design and Photography From CSUSB and is currently working at Green Acres Design and Advertising as a designer.