Photography and videography are passions of mine. I attribute this interest to my grandfather.
Through the lens, the world can look different. A black and white image brings out certain details and feelings that the color can sometimes hide. A wide-angle can create a feeling of a distorted reality add a tilt-shift to that, and now it's as if we see toys. Sometimes I want to capture what I see and bring out all the colors and textures. Other times I want to create what I see in my mind and use every creative tool available to reach that end.
The beginning of this creative journey began with a master photographer saying to me, "Are you serious about wanting to learn photography?". I answered enthusiastically, "Yes!". The next statement is what changed everything and guided my learning. My now Sensei said, "get rid of that camera and get a camera without electronics." The next day, I purchased a Hasselblad 500CW, and when it arrived, I saw something I never expected through the viewfinder, the world upsidedown.
To this day, I still flip and reverse my works to check the composition. When working with a medium format for years, some things stick. It has now been over 20 years since I had that fantastic camera. Without further ado, I present you with my work.