I've always had a love for fine art and as far back as I can remember have always enjoyed drawing and painting. The subject matter I have mostly been interested in is people. I began photography at the age of 15 when my parents gave me my first 35mm SLR camera. I shot for a few years, mostly people and landscapes. Photography was eventually put on the back burner while I pursued my painting interests.
Eventually I took up sculpture and building life size statues in various mediums. My work has been exhibited at the 3rd Street Art Gallery in Philadelphia and the Delaware Art Museum. I was also featured on WHYY TV's Friday Arts. About 10 years ago I picked up the camera again, not to create art, but out of necessity because I needed to take quality photos of my art work. The iPhone wasn’t cutting it anymore. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed photography and began creating images again. I never really struggled learning photography and it came quite natural for me. I firmly believe that the reason is because I have always been an artist, first and foremost, and the camera is just another tool like my paint brush or sculpting chisel. With photography, like any other art form, you need a good foundation in composition, colors and being able to express what you see around you. I don’t just take pictures, I create images.
I am primarily interested in portraiture photography, especially dance. I really enjoy the motion that you can capture photographing dancers as they are moving. I look at what I offer in terms of photography as more of creating art than just picture taking. I run a boutique photography studio where I spend time with each dancer or model to get the lighting, colors, backdrop and poses just right. My job is to bring out the best in each person and highlight that in their images.