about cyndi

On long, childhood drives to Cape Cod from New Jersey, I would to look out of the backseat window and say, “If I had a camera I would have taken a picture of that place we just drove past.” Much to my delight, as a sophomore in high school, I was mistakenly placed into a senior level photography class. Since then I have never been without a camera.

I graduated in 1993, with a BFA in Photography (and a minor in metalsmithing) from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

Before becoming a full-time photographer, I worked for a decade in journalism in the US and internationally as an Art Director and Creative Director at the Philadelphia Weekly, The Wall Street Journal and WSJ.com.

After leaving journalism in 2004, I opened my own studio in Manhattan where I lived for 20 years, met my husband, and had twins before moving to Princeton, NJ in 2014.

My images have appeared in and on ABC, CBS, CNN, LA Times, NBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, magazines, subways, book jackets, cookbooks, products and annual reports.

I have won awards for my photography and art direction from Kolo Album Company, How Magazine, The Society of Newspaper Design and the Alternative Press Association. I have lectured on careers and women in the arts at The Cooper Union, New York University, University of the Arts, Philadelphia Institute of Art, and The Peddie School.