Where I began, how I am now, what my future may hold, continuously evolving:
Like every story, it begins with an idea, as does mine. My idea is to expose my creativity to its fullest potential. In order to fulfill this goal, I believe in working with a collective. This leads me to one of the best things about my job. Actually scratch that. THE best thing about my job, is that I get to collaborate with other creative minds. It is exhilarating and inspiring to work with fellow creative professionals. We get to create something that neither one of us could have created on our own. We can reach that special place where together we are greater than the sum of our parts.
My vision as an artist has been constantly evolving. I can now imagine more complex productions and fulfill more ambitious concepts. Ideas are always running through my mind. Knowing that I have both creative input and problem solving support from a collaborated group of like minded people, allows radical ideas to take shape and become a reality. To become a working artist was once just an idea, it is now my reality.
CREATIVITY & COLLABORATION
Creativity is a pinch of repetition, a problem solved, a generous serving of pure inspiration and a dash of madness without care. Working with a collective group of creative minds brings an entirely new toolbox to all of my ideas and concepts. Collaborating is, hands down, the best part of any creative exercise. It just feels even more profound to achieve something shared or co-created than it does on your own. Finding the right creative partner is the key, whether your creative partner is a camera, a perfect location or another human. The collaboration creates magic.
Like a chef in the kitchen, it begins by finding only the finest raw ingredients. I find just the right locations and shoot in the best light to create substance of the highest quality. Blending different ingredients and flavours to create a seamless sensory experience, just like a polished finished product of a photo.
The thing about being a photographer is that I must see something in landscapes and urban environments that another eye may not see. Expanding on this, composite photography allows me to be even more deliberate and selective, catching light and fragments of beauty that may go unnoticed. If I like a certain rock formation, sky, or mountain view, I can shoot them separately and then work them together to create a final image. As a photographer, I get the opportunity to take a moment and capture its beauty and paint it in its highest potential for the world to see.
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