Based in New York City, my journey in photography began after viewing the documentary Paris is Burning, garnering courage from the disenfranchised gay men profiled in the film who created art despite their deprived circumstances. Picking up a camera, I began shooting in late January of 2013 in Portland, Oregon, and, similar to the men profiled in the film, I sought to make images through a philosophy of family, by creating my own metaphorical vogueing house: Maison of Malo, which seeks to provide a home-like environment to allow one to de-stress for optimal and maximized creativity.
Possessing an acute eye for detail, having trained with many of America's principal ballet dancers at the top companies in the nation, I adapted quickly to the photography medium. With a penchant for perfection, I seek the highest quality in beauty and fashion.
I warmly welcome you to my home of creative collaboration: Maison of Malo.