There is no better classroom in the world for me than photography. The day I learned to stop taking pictures and started a mutual dialog with those I photograph was the day people began to open to me and my lens. Photography is my medium for connecting with humility, respect and openness to people. Photography has provided me both the challenge and opportunity to bond with people from all walks of life, with whom I never would have ordinarily engaged.
My subjects are the obvious and overlooked; the beautiful and ordinary; the proud and vulnerable. I photograph people in their environments because I am, and want my audience to be curious of what lays behind their eyes, where they have been and where they hope to go. My photography both holds time still and evokes the passage of time.
I capture humanity’s diversity while communicating our universal commonalities. I want viewers of my work to see into the eyes and soul of the “other” and find familiarity.
My hope is that my images serve as reminder that photography is as much about one's personal journey and experience as it is about the final image.