My style combines elements from different genres. My emphasis is on making art through the use of light, shadow, color, and texture to create unique one-of-kind images for my clients.
I draw inspiration from architecture, art, cinematography, other photographers, or something I happen to see in my every day life.
I’m constantly trying to up my game and I see an opportunity within boudoir to push the limits of what’s already been done and bring something new to the art form.
I grew up in Virginia, California, and England and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston graduating with a B.A. in Film Scoring.
I then moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting, screenwriting, and filmmaking which I did for a good long stretch, and was a period of incredible growth both artistically and personally.
My greatest joy now is being behind the lens of a camera.
Composing a photograph is similar to composing a piece of music… to me at least. Every instrument has a unique quality and tone just as every element in a photo has its own unique quality and tone from the subject, to wardrobe, lighting, color palette — all these “instruments” need to be arranged in such a way that they create a harmonious visual experience that is (hopefully) emotionally moving as well.
Mood is a big part of my work.
With music you create mood with notes, instruments, and interpretation. With photography these “notes” are light, composition, color, texture and subject.
If I can infuse story into an image the viewer will experience that image on two levels — one, aesthetically — the other, dramatically.
I have a vision of where I want to end up but I don’t think one ever truly “arrives” at a final destination with art.
You keep learning and growing, and trying new things, and the journey continues day after day, week after week, year after year — until you’ve created a body of work that resonates with who you are and what you wanted to say in that period of time in your life… and hopefully others will appreciate that as well.