After picking up my uncle’s camera on my 8th Birthday— a Canon 35mm SLR— I became instantly struck by the idea of seeing the world around me by looking through a window at some particular time and place. I still find such moments (we call them snapshots) to be magical. As a somewhat shy individual, I have always looked for creative ways to fully express myself: photography allows me to do this, to tell stories, to capture my clients in moments of candor. The range of my practice is diverse: I’ve photographed hives of bees, tracking their lives and movements, noticing their relationship, even, with me as a watcher; not incidentally, I also photograph weddings and other intimate life-events, trying to record with fidelity the hum of human experience.
Bees do not pay, of course, but, creatively-speaking, they help subsidize my professional habit toward documenting moments and capturing who people really are. I am less about glamour and more about understanding what I am seeing, noticing; for example, the anticipation and nervousness of brides or the joyfulness of young artists at their earliest stages of accomplishment. As a presence I tend not just to be behind a lens, but also to build real relationships with my clients: this allows for play and spontaneity, not to mention trust. I am equally comfortable with portraiture and headshots as I am with inquiries into urban ecology. I pride myself in being an eclectic artist, one who is ready to take on any kind of job or assignment.