Jennifer Chojnacki - I am deeply indebted to her for her forcing me to think of myself as an artist rather than a hobbyist.
Ohad Cohen - As a friend, there is no parallel. I thank him for the many hours he spent in front of my lens and behind my album, daring to allow my lens to creep closer and daring to critique the results. And I thank him furthermore for the countless times he waited patiently on the side of a road, at a notch in a trail or in a random alley as I composed photo after photo, breaking the natural rhythm of our day.
Evelyn Megerman - My mother, I thank her for the gift that started it all... the Pentax K1000 that I received at the tender age of 12. I took a roll of film and was so inspired that I put the camera in a desk drawer, not to see it again until I was 20 and my girlfriend enrolled in a photo class. Like baseball cards and memories, it aged well. That camera is the equipment that taught me photography and many of the shots on this site were taken with it.
Around The Coyote - The organization that first allowed me to publicly show my work, at who's festival I first sold a piece. I thank them for supporting so many emerging artist in Chicago.