A Little About Me:
My High School Art teacher, Mrs. Jeremiah, once said to me "you can't make art without making a mess". I agree.
I have had a fascination with photography for my whole life, and have studied the art for the passed decade.
Back in 2012 I had a small but significant neck injury, which through a combination of an improper diagnosis and improper medications, left me unable to walk for the better part of two years.
During that time, I refused to give up. I went to physical therapy religiously, never missing an appointment and continuing my therapy at home. The resilience it took to regain my strength was astounding. I never knew I had it in me.
During this time, I taught myself the fundamentals of Photography and through extensive research, found my style.
One year, my brother gave me his old Nikon D5000 as a Christmas gift. Now I had the knowledge, a camera, and no clue how to use it. Through an immense amount of trial and error, I learned every feature of the camera and how to utilize it to its' fullest extent.
As I regained my physical ability, I became more adventurous with my photography. I taught myself the basics of Adobe Lightroom to edit my photos, which were primarily landscapes at that time.
In August 2018, a friend of mine asked me to do a shoot. I complied, but let it be known that I had never worked with a human subject before. Regardless, we did the shoot and it was the most fun I had ever had with a camera. I loved working with people, and I absolutely loved being able to pose a real human subject and see what the light was doing to him. Most of all, I loved the ability to be creative. I was hooked.
Since then, I have shot many more people, and have developed an individual technique for both head shots and physique.
Head shots are what keeps the industry going. Whether it is for a high school year book or an acting or modeling or even a Tinder profile, everyone can benefit from a professional head shot. Because of this, I taught myself the art of head shot photography.
But that is not where my passion lies. My passion is for the body as art. My experience with my injury and following years of rehabilitation have given me an obsession with concepts of strength, power and resilience. Nothing embodies those traits more than the profession of bodybuilding and the broader world of sports. The qualities I needed to survive are exactly the same qualities needed to succeed in these fields.
My logo is two lions representing Strength and Power, and a phoenix representing Resilience. Through my photography I want to explore these concepts and create art based around them. This combination of experience and adherence to these standards ensure consistency and quality in my photography that I hope to be both unique and unparalelled.