I believe the most important aspect of portraiture, and life in general, is connection. That's why I like to take a little time to get to know each person on an individual level before we begin shooting. Once we're connected, your authentic self can shine through. That's when the magic happens.
Each one of us is a living, breathing, work of art and my mission is to make sure the world can see you for all that you are.
I've developed an tremendous capacity for creating intimacy in a short amount of time while walking the streets capturing stories for my ongoing photojournalism project SOULS OF SOCIETY. SOULS is the story of our community told by the people who make it what it is.
When not taking pictures I love to learn anyway I can. Some of my favorite ways are by watching movies, playing in nature, and reading while drinking loose leaf tea.