I was born to parents who instilled in me their love of travel and art. Before the age of 14, I’d seen collections at the Louvre, Versailles, the Uffizi, the National Gallery, Mozart Wohnhaus, the SF MOMA, the Smithsonian and the Honolulu Museum of Art. The pieces that sparked my curiosity were almost always portraits.

Whether classically painted, depicted in abstract or captured on film, a portrait can draw me in, making me want to know more about the person or persons portrayed. Thus, my goal as a photographer is to capture the essence of my subjects. To produce portraits that merit a second look or evoke an emotion.

I also inherited a love of words. Words on paper in a novel or screenplay, words sung or spoken on stage. Libraries were often my sanctuary as a child and I can still clearly remember the thrill of attending my first musicals, Fela! and Jesus Christ Superstar. My passion for both has helped drive my creativity in my copywriting, singing and songwriting.

Whether it be photography, writing or music, I believe my desire to create something beautiful comes through in my work, and I am dedicated to the satisfaction of my clients.