Since moving to San Francisco in 2005, I’ve had the good fortune of working with many Bay Area designers, artists, and artisans from across a broad range of disciplines, myself having worked as the Fine Arts Acquisitions Manager and Co-Curator at Cavallo Point, Lodge at The Golden Gate in Sausalito, as an Art Buyer for the advertising and branding firm Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners, and as a Freelance Stylist for Williams Sonoma, Inc. Returning to the world of academia, I am also slowly but surely working toward finishing a design degree at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. In the meantime, I have been enjoyed shooting for several ongoing events such as The Lit Slam, and until recently was the co-host of one the long-running events at Mission Control SF, an institution of the Bay Area underground arts and culture scene.
Much of my early photography has been informed by a background in design and a love of the discipline, with an aesthetic that is contemplative, a focus on proportion, clean lines, and subtle use of color. As I have taken on a greater number of live event and portrait projects, I have found a more dynamic quality creeping into both the the way I shoot and the techniques I use in post-production. And while I have a natural tendency to shoot using only available light, I have also been experimenting more and more with strobist techniques.
As for my portrait work, I use a process that is as organic and easy-going as possible. I try to get to know a bit about each of my clients before planning any shoot, and collaborate with them as much as possible throughout the entire process. In taking this approach, the hope is that each client comes away with images they feel represent their own aesthetic and personality as much as it represents the style of the photographer they’ve hired.
For more information about the process of setting up a consultation, etc., please see my rates+services page.