Photography is my absolute passion. It is something that I obsess over; it is what I live, eat and breathe every moment I am awake. It is one of the greatest gifts my mother ever gave me, and it is something I will forever share with her even though she is no longer with me physically.
Photography isn’t just what I do – it isn’t merely my occupation or career. It has become who I am as an individual. It identifies and defines me much like my gender or ethnicity. It is an extension of my personality and a manifestation of my past life experiences, my hopes for the future, and my deepest dreams.
What I love most about working in the fashion and beauty industry is its constant state of flux. No two days are ever the same, and it is a never-ending learning process. I am fortunate enough to work with some of the most wonderfully talented artists in the world in a collaborative environment where the only limitations are the ones set by your imagination. The word fashion means to construct, to fabricate, to manufacture; we are able to create from nothing but ideas and concepts.
Though I enjoy shooting different types of photography, shooting beauty is what impassions me the most. The challenge of creating within a limited canvas in addition to having very little room for error provides a level of pressure that I thrive on. I strive to capture a surreal perfection married with the vulnerability of the human condition: physical beauty juxtaposed with emotion.
I absolutely love what I do. I’ve been doing this for the past nine years and these past ten years have been the best years of my life. From photographing popular personalities, to creating stories through the use of makeup and clothing, to helping companies realize their branding potential, I have been fortunate to live a life I am so very passionate about. I cannot imagine doing anything else and I look forward to each new adventure photography will take me on.
If you would like to talk to me about photography, art, or how I can help you with your exciting new project, please drop me a line. I would love to hear from you.