Artist Statement

On Portraiture 

I am always struck by the feeling a portrait can produce. A portrait for me is a pure opportunity for engagement. I value most the real and natural moments we experience collectively as individuals; it is these unscripted times that I believe we are at our most beautiful. And capturing that true, vibrant personality of an individual is my aim in the pursuit of this art form that I love.  

As a photographer my attention is drawn to the diverse gamut of emotions a person is capable of evoking with just a glance or with their body language. From warm and intimate to distant and reserved, the range and degree of human feeling that can be communicated in a single frame inspires me. Uncovering these true moments keeps me curious and eager to connect with my subjects and the larger world around us.