After being given a camera for my 16th birthday, I have continued to pursue my passion in photography. Now, much older and experienced, I am approaching the art of taking photos with a definite method, a sense of movement, and the common goal of capturing a moment in a single frame. Coming from a street photography background, I believe the best way to compose a photo shoot is to have the model be very comfortable with the camera, themselves, and their surroundings. I like to incorporate the model's own choice of styling or music into my photo shoot itself. This way, all that is involved in the photo shoot becomes one and the model is free to truly express their art and personality. This is my approach to making the photo shoot feel natural, fun, and enjoyable for everyone involved.
I prefer shooting outside in natural light as well as working with film. I am able to shoot digital and film (35mm & 120mm). I do a lot of the work by myself and I am still a student, so turn around time for film shoots tends to be around 2 weeks, on the low end. This accounts for lab processing of the negatives, scanning, and artifact (scratches and dust) removal.
If you have some ideas, please message me or contact me through my website. Thanks.
The less you spend thinking about what lens you might need for the shot that’s in your head the more time you can actually be photographing
If you want to change your photographs, you need to change cameras. Changing cameras means that your photographs will change. A really good camera has something I suppose you might describe as its own distinctive aura.
– Nobuyoshi Araki
Carne Mag Issue #13 Oct. 2011 - 3 page spread
Locals Only: No Fakes, No Phonies (Matchbox Gallery & Art Space, Houston, TX)-March 2011