“The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.” – Yousuf Karsh
I am often asked why I’ve pursued photography not only as a passion, but as a livelihood. It’s a good question.
Why would a person who received a substantial engineering scholarship, yet earned a masters degree in education, all while charting a course to work in relief and development ultimately find a home with photography as a central focused endeavor?
Because photography is the map of my soul.
I love how photography enables me to express the innate beauty and sometimes hidden glory in people, places and moments in time. It communicates my experience of the world distilled into an image, yet bearing the ability to speak profoundly in a way words cannot express.
When using words in an attempt to convey the meaning of my soul, I become quite prolific, sometimes frustratingly so. Instead of endlessly articulating nuances of meaning and detailed connections, my photographs go beyond words to express the dynamic range of a thought, feeling or experience in a simple and unadulterated way.
And for me it feels effortless.
“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
Capturing that quintessential moment at just the right time in just the right way energizes and floods me with so much joy that the myriads of technical information, strain of physical exertion and stresses of life just fade and blur out into the background.
In that moment, only one thing exists to me.
Stealing a moment in time. Crystalizing it forever. Wrapping it up in all its authentic beauty, wildness and wonder. Revealing the raw and majestic glimmer of divine meaning and human connection.
I photograph because it makes me come alive. It helps me express the beauty I see in all people.
Let’s work together and reveal the authentic you. What you find will always be better than what you expected.