Cézanne's desire was to portray the truth of perception, what I wish to create is a pure, honest moment suspended in eternity.
I fell in love with camera when I was 14, photographing my surroundings enables me to create distance between me and the world, to observe and recreate it with emotion and imagination in exactly the way I wish. Photography lets me fiddle with the scale and the look of the world; images are reduced, blown up, cropped, and retouched.I can take a transient moment, pin it down with my objective observation, and relish it forever.
As a wedding photographer I continue to draw upon the original vibe and chemistry that drew me into photography. There is a visual pleasure in photography that continues to thrill and obsess me. I visit museums frequently for visual inspiration. I devour books on art criticism, photography criticism, and photography theory. I continue to learn from the masters and apply those lessons to my work; Rubens of the Baroque tradition, Paul Cézanne of post-impressionism, Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard of Les Nabis are all my inspirations and soul ambrosia. They each inspires me to approach photography with romance and a fine-art sensibility.
With a master’s degree in Japanese Literature and having lived in Japan for many years, traditional Japanese "wabi-sabi" aesthetic also greatly inspired me. Just as this concept centers on acceptance of transience and love for mundane life through asymmetry, simplicity, and intimacy, I love to play with color, form, and composition to reflect these qualities, and elevate my works with them.
All these experiences have led me here and continue to feed my love of capturing the intimacy of those in love who have decided to spend the rest of their lives together. I especially enjoy photographing couples that are attracted by my style, for I believe we are kindred spirits.
A FEW OF MY FAVORITES:
FILM DIRECTORS /
Edgar Hilaire Germain de Gas
Für Klaus Sobolewski
The Paris Review
CLOTHING BRANDS /
(I am very basic, lol)