m y w h y
Photography has always been a hobby of mine. In elementary school, I was always carrying around a disposable camera, ready and willing to snap a photo of any moment that I felt was worth freezing in time. Once I filled the little cardboard camera box, it was time to get the film developed and then into my elaborately-designed scrapbooks they went. As time went on, those tiny cardboard-covered film cameras slowly got upgraded to what is now my beloved “if my house burns down and I can’t take anything else, I’m taking my:” DSLR and those scrapbooks are what we now call fancy coffee-table albums. I am completely serious when I say that I never, in my wildest dreams, ever considered the mere possibility of any of this ever becoming my real-world, income-producing job. Until recently.
You see, I’ve had people pressuring the artist side of me to become a business for years. No one could ever understand why I would just nervously laugh them off. I have decided that since I’m always asking you, my clients, to let me into your world; it’s time to switch roles and let you into mine.
Photography is so, so sacred to me. I get my artistic eye from my father and though he’s no longer Earthside, art is one thing that still connects me to him. I like to think that through my art, his spirit lives on. Because of that, I pour my heart and soul into all of my work and then I hold it close and I cherish it. It’s fragile. It’s not duplicable. It is mine and no one can ever take it from me. In that, I find so much solitude.
Now, I am hoping that I can bring that same solitude to you. When you look back on your photos 50 years from now, it is my hope that you’ll smile and feel a sense of peace when you look back at the beautiful life that you have created. I hope that you hold onto those memories and remember, at that moment, just how special they are. Don’t ever let them go. They are fragile. They are not duplicable. They are yours and no one can take them from you. They are why I do what I do.