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.