The use of words has never been my strongest skill, and expressing myself in writing has always been a challenge. Despite the lack of skill, I love to tell stories verbally and visually. Discovering my dad’s camera was the perfect instrument to help me narrate my stories visually.
It was in my pre-teen years when I discovered the camera. It was a black metal object with interesting dials, numbers, and levers; it was like nothing I have ever seen. I took a deep breath, blew all the dust off, and searched for my dad, to ask him questions about my newfound discovery. He showed me what the different dials and levers do, and at that moment was when my life in photography began.
I started working for local photographic labs and I took advantage of their free film developing; shortly after, I began to take photography seriously, and enrolled at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. There, I majored in commercial and advertising, with an emphasis on food and product photography.
After a few years working in the industry, I decided that photographing people is something that makes me very happy, and that part of the story is still being written.
My style of photography is mostly contemporary but my views are classical. My efforts are 101%. 60% Technical, 40% Creativity, and 1% Silliness.
On the weekends you'll find me trying new restaurants, hitting up the local coffee shop, and coming up with my own jokes. Love to take advantage of the California weather by playing basketball and swimming in the ocean or the pool.
I make my bed in Irvine, California, but love to travel.