Discovering My Creative Passions
While all artists are born with a creative seed nestled deep within their tiny, flourishing bodies, it takes encouragement, passion and hard work for one’s artistic side to bud. Creativity ran deep in my family. My father, a famous Entomologist, took photos of insects and developed them in his own dark room, so photography has always had an important place in my life. My grandmother taught me how to sew. With her guidance, I intuitively began to design my own clothing and costumes. I learned that I could release my inner ideas and visions into the world through my hands. This breakthrough manifested further when I started to paint with water colors. After I sold some of my work, I was filled with an obsession to create beauty on my own.
My first break came in the form from being a model. During that time, people wanted me to create modeling photography for them. As a model myself, I loved the opportunity, and found I was constantly reaffirmed in my career choice by the level of skill and joy I received from my work. I can distinctly remember creating some of my own lighting equipment and applying make-up and creative clothing. After shooting an image, my focus instinctively shifted to my clients’ ideal outcome, and that obsession with perfecting a vision still runs through me to this day. My clients have a story to tell about their product, place, company, or themselves, and it’s my job to tell it through vivid and unique photography. I am constantly cultivating my skills and passion in order to become the most professional, knowledgeable and experienced commercial photographer possible.
Still Creative After All These Years
The creative bud that sat within me as a child has blossomed, to my fortune, and I still feel riveted and excited by photography, even thirty-five years into my career. My passion and adoration for the art hasn’t been in vain either. My repertoire is a reflection of three decades of dedicated photography. I have proudly built an A-List commercial and client base from my coveted Fashion and Editorial photography. My work has a wide range, including corporate headshots, actor and model headshots, beauty sets, glamour, boudoir, body shots, nudes. I am focused on my clients and meeting any needs they have. My reputation has allowed me to photograph a multitude of companies in a variety of industries, including: cosmetic companies, fine jewelry, hotels, banks, lawyers, health professionals, shopping centers, printing companies, Nike hall of fame, and 10 Large display photos 30 inc by 60 inc high quality prints displayed at the photokina trade show in Koln Germany 5 years in a row for ZBE Printing Company. For the last 4 years in a row, I’ve had my images featured in at least 30 pages of every edition. I have worked directly with magazines for editorials and even various celebrities on all kinds of different projects.
Whether shooting the silhouette of a model, the stern grin of a top CEO or promotional material for a company, my portfolio runs deep and my work is always unique, ambitious and expertly crafted. While fortune and blessings have helped me fulfill my lifelong dream of being a commercial artist, hard work and drive have allowed me to excel to the top of my profession. I have no intention of slowing down any time soon.