How did you get your start with photography?
Initially, I wanted to get into modeling. A friend volunteered to shoot me to start my portfolio. As we traveled around the city to find abandoned places to shoot, I began to get inspired to step behind the camera. I purchased a Nikond3200 and began shooting every day.
How would you describe your photography style?
My style is very raw. I'm attracted to shadows and darkness. I like to playing around with lines from natural light.
Where do you draw inspiration for your photos?
I like to look through fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and GQ. I also get a lot of inspiration from Instagram.
What is your dream job?
I would love to shoot a campaign for Adidas or Puma.
What is your process for capturing a great photo?
I’m a very visual person. I can see the angles and the symmetry before taking an image. I use Lightroom and Photoshop to help bring the image in my head to life.
What are some of the challenges you have faced in pursuit of your career?
Money. Getting paid is always a challenge when you are starting out.
On current projects:
I'm working on a series where I blend black & white photos with color photos to make these cool saturated images. I'm calling "Idiosyncration", a word I created that means "to make something unique."
What quote or motto do you live your life by?
Improvise, adapt, overcome.
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