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.
All of these photographic situations have a common denominator as to understanding the subject and getting the message across. This is my commercial photography website. This site has been design for the commercial visual artist to grasp and understand quickly as to what I do as a photographer and how it relates to them. I have been most fortunate for some very astute people to recognize my talents and ask me to utilize them in different methods, such as directing and producing videos and conducting interviews at the Apple stores. They recognized my ability to make people feel comfortable and instead of using a camera to capture the moment, I use a microphone.
This type of creative growth has been one of the exciting aspects of the changing landscape in our industry. To have the opportunity to explore and discover new ways to communicate and tell stories has been a refreshing and rewarding.