PRIMARY PHOTOGRAPHER, ARTIST AND VISIONARY
As long as I can remember, photography was the art form I was passionate about. As a teenager, I remember my mother handing me her camera to photograph family events and parties. She did this because she recognized it was a passion of mine and when you love what you do, you excel at it. As long as I had the opportunity, a camera was in my hands.
Later, I decided to take photography to the next level. I purchased my first digital SLR camera and began studying professional photography. I immersed myself in books starting with the basics, then onto composition, color balance, studio lighting, Photoshop editing and more. In time I created an online portfolio and landed my first magazine assignment. I discovered that the photojournalistic method has a fantastic artistic and pragmatic component that parallels and augments most areas of photography.
My photography style is defined by candid, photojournalistic and natural looking work. I believe this style draws the viewer into the moment of the capture, captivating their imagination by retelling the photographed event in imagery.
SECONDARY PHOTOGRAPHER, ASSISTANT AND ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE
My philosophy is simple:
Show the world something it hasn’t seen before. I get a thrill out of being able to make the ordinary extraordinary, to bring to light what most people don’t bother to pay attention to, and find the beauty in everyday things. My inspiration comes from my mother. She is an artist herself and has done everything from photography to needlework to jewelry. I remember looking at her photographs and how amazed I was that she could take an ordinary object or saying and turn it into a great work of art. As a student of art, I know there is still much to know as I continue on my artistic journey. My work will continue to evolve, but my mantra will stay the same.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’tbe trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” –Steve Jobs