It’s always about the people. It’s very personal for me. I’m drawn by intensity, intimacy and authenticity in my subjects. I look for a face that is lived in, a spirit I can connect with, a truth that is shared. Always looking for a sense of humanity and place with emotion in my storytelling.
I am curious about different cultures, here and abroad, and search for interesting visual stories that tell us something about everyday people in everyday life. I engage with my subjects, and for a brief moment have a shared experience and in a sense become a part of their world. I want you, the viewer to experience this as well. I consider this “moment” an honor and treat my subjects with the utmost dignity and respect. I strive to show common humanity.
We often have an initial sense of fear around dissimilarity and differences between people. I want my viewers to follow my path, move though this fear and replace it with a sense of truth and wonder. When this happens a very simple connection is born, which is a beautiful thing.