Capturing the human spirit.
"I create situations and environments where people are safe to relate with each other and to me. I communicate by being empathetic, by being fully present, by listening, by respecting the differences and similarities, collaborating and telling the truth. One of my clients said, my images are about the human spirit - they capture the full range of emotions. My photographs - natural or staged - are the evidence."
I have been called upon by numerous multinational companies to photographically create stories to help illustrate their message. They have recognized my ability to capture all kinds of people, be it race, gender, age, nationality, creed, social, economic backgrounds, it's just getting people to feel safe and to be themselves.
I have learned there is a delicate balance in achieving a nurturing environment where successful photographs can be made. Using my many years of experience in both the commercial photography community and with life experiences I have learn how to produce all scales of photography sessions. From the super large productions with nervous clients in tow to the intimate one on one session, they all have a common purpose, to achieve honest and truthful images.
These skills have been utilized creating large set pieces for the US Census photographing twelve different Asian language groups. Plus documenting and recreating numerous scenes of patients with mental illness. Creating portraits with impact of people living with HIV-AIDS to titans of business. Walking in cold and capturing matter-of-fact photographs of subjects time and time again for the many different industries. To the most intimate photographs of children living with life limiting illness and being allowed inside their world.
Partial Client list
*A short mention: I recently had a potential client want to see my client list. To him it was most important as to whom I have worked with. The fact that my skills were sufficient enough to partner with his company it was most important that I had a track record. Below is my partial client list.
Abbott, Albertsons, AT&T, A.S.C. Pacific, Accessory Lady, ADB Insurance, Adweek, Affymax, Alaska Seafood, Albertson's, Allina Health Systems, Amag Pharmaceuticals, American Biscuit Co., American Express, American Second Harvest, Apple, Applied Materials, Avon, Baan, Bank of America, Bantam Books, Barclay's Bank, Bay Club, Bayer, BD Biosciences, Becton Dickinson, Bell South, Benziger Wine, Berkeley City Club, Berkeley Rep, Berekely Chamber of Commerce, Binghamton University, Birkenstock, Blossom Hill Wine, Blue Cross, Blue Cross New York, Boisset Family Estates, Boudin, Broderbund, Broe Industries, Business Week, C.K. Mondavi, California Wellness Foundation, Calistoga Water, Canada Dry, Chain.com, Changing Times, Charles Armstrong School, Charles Schwab, Chess King, Chevrolet, Chevron, Cigna, Citibank, City of Berkeley, City of San José, Clear Springs Trout, Coca Cola, Cohen Steers, Coldwell Banker, Comcast, Costal Kids, Cushman & Wakefield, CVS, Dance Media, DaVita, Digital, Diversity Inc, Dravo, Drexel Burnham, Dunhill, Du-Pont, Edwards Lifesciences, Epson, eSignal, Fan Club, Farmers Insurance, Forbes, Freddy's RX, Fresh Air Fund, Galoob Toys, GE, Genentech, Genzyme, George Lithographic, George Mark Children's House, Github, Fairmont Hotel, Gibbs & Hill, GlaxoSmithKline, Glen Ellen Wine, Global Catalyst Partners, Goodyear Tire, Greenfield Village, Guinness, Hambrecht & Quist, Harper Collins, Hartford Insurance, Haws, HeartScan, Holiday Inn, Humana, Hunt Wesson, Hunter Douglas, Industrial Indemnity, Jack in the Box, JCB Corp, Kashi, Kaybee Toys, Kaymen T-Shirts, Keds, Kmart, Kodak, Korn/Ferry, Kraft, Kransco, Lederlie Laboratories, Lenox China, Lever Brothers, Lilly, Linens 'N Things, Lodal Inc. Logitech, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, March of Dimes, Marcus & Millichap, Mark Benifoff Children’s Hospital, Mark School, Marshall's, McAfee Software, McGraw Hill, MCI, McKesson Corp, Medallia, Melville, Meriwest Credit Union, Merck, Mervyns, Meyer Sound, Mutual of New York, Network Associates, Norcliff-Thayer, Oakland Zoo, Operation Access, Opportunity Fund, Oracle, P.E. Nelson, Pacific Life, Pacific Stock Exchange, Pacificare Health Systems, Parenting Magazine, Pathworks, PG&E, Playtex, Prints Plus, Proctor & Gamble, R.J. Reynolds, Regeneron, Revlon, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Roche, Safeway, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Sandy Hook Promise, Sanofi, Seagrams, Seneca, Site for Sore Eyes, SparkPost, Stanford University, Stanford University Medical Center, Sun Oil, Symyx, Swing Talent, Takeda, Tamber Bey Wine, Tata, Tesaro, The Learning Company, Tiffany & Co. Transamerica Corp. Travelnet, TriSalus, UBS, UCSF Hospital, Unify, Union Bank, United Way, University of California Berkeley, US Census, US Concrete, Van Munching, VMware, W.R. Grace, Wells Fargo, Western Relocation Management, Western Union, Weston Hotels, Westpoint Pepperell, William McDonough + Partners, Wilson’s Leather, World Savings & Loan, Wyeth-Lederle, YMCA, York International, Zetta,