There's a saying "We don't see people as they are, we see them as we are." That motivates me to find the compassion, the sensual, the contemplative and the poetic places in the people I'm shooting. I want us all to be elevated and see ourselves with love. I think images can do that. When we see ourselves as those that love us do, a deeper self-love is possible. And that makes life better.
In perfect balance to the intimacy of portraiture is the fantasy and play that fashion allows, that self-indulgent fugue of pure delight in the material, textural, sensual and timeless. It feeds my portrait work and my imagination. Collaborating with talented people, bringing our visions together to make something that could only happen once. It’s un-precious and fun. And fun is important!