So, What Do I Do?
Simply put, I create portraits that bring out the inner beauty or character of my subjects. Very often my subjects don’t realize what lies just beneath the surface, how handsome or beautiful they truly are, that is until they see how I captured them. Whether I am doing a simple outdoor portrait session, or capturing a wedding from start to finish, my tools are always the same…my camera obviously and accessories come to mind…these may be essential, but certainly not the most important. The two tools that I feel are most important are light, and shadow. How I (and any photographer, really) manipulate, shape, and work with these tools is the way we express and share our vision. This is what I do.
When something catches my eye, it’s usually the interplay of light and shadow. Sometimes I become mesmerized by how a sliver of light falls upon someone’s face, how shadows mold and accentuate their contours, causing me to stare…which is a source for embarrassment if I’m caught lingering too long.
What I Love
Capturing someone’s beauty (hidden or otherwise) is just the beginning. Revealing the images I’ve captured to them, well, that’s what I love.