"It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are." - Paul Caponigro

When I first read those honest words of Paul Caponigro a few years back, it really struck to my core. It helped validate what I wanted out of photography and that is to always try and capture the human spirit. Photography is more so a tool that I use for others to hear my voice and see my vision. I want others to see beauty in who they already are, not create something of who they are not with the overuse of editing.

My life long career started 25 years ago when I, myself, was learning who I was and what I was becoming. Photography has grown and changed as I have. Over the years, I learned how to sharpen my skills and efforts through the teachings of my mentors, my college degree in studio art and my commissions.

Some people may not always see or feel the same way as I do about a photograph and I have grown comfortable with that concept. When I pick up my camera, I always try to seek out deeper meaning in my work more so than just about the technical aspects of a photograph.

I currently collaborate with local artists and businesses for promotional and commercial documentary work. I also offer personal at home or on location custom lifestyle portrait sessions on a limited basis.

If you feel you have a similar vision, I would love to have the opportunity to create with you.

Intrigue me.