As part of my first gig on the road, I was handed a digital camera and instructed to take pictures of the client’s signage at the shows they were sponsoring. I did that… but I also started taking pictures of the artists themselves. Time went on and trust was built. Soon, I was shooting the whole show and capturing behind-the-scenes moments only few had seen behind a lens.
I was invited to go on video shoots, take pictures for CDs and create memory books. I was even asked to photograph a wedding on the beach and had a few photos published. But I wanted to find a deeper outlet where I could set aside my perfectionist-tendencies and explore my imperfect, creative side. I was introduced to a form of photographic art called Polaroid Image Transfer and Emulsion Lift. I was attracted to the beauty of this art because the mistakes actually personalize the pieces and make them entirely unique.
I now try to incorporate bits and pieces of myself into my photography. I use my travels as a backdrop, my photo manipulation as an enhancer (be it Polaroid Transfer or Adobe Photoshop) and am drawn mostly to the beauty I see in the events of those I love and the otherwise unnoticed faces, which pass us by each day.
To the left are various galleries of photographs I’ve taken and pieces of art I’ve created over the years. I see this as a work in progress (much like myself) and hope to continually add as I capture more of the world and the people in it. If you have something you’d like to be personalized or are interested in purchasing a piece, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.