photographing weddings worldwide since 2013
I have lived most of my life...
...simultaneously allured by and frustrated with the art of using words well. There is no overstating my appreciation for people who have the ability to arrange them just so... to take these mundane building blocks of basic communication and harness them into a form of expression. Growing up, I desperately wanted to be one of those people, and instead I found myself constantly stumbling over them, searching for the exact combination that was going to perfectly articulate whichever big feeling I was experiencing.
"Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does."
It was around my freshman year of college, where I was studying English as a part of my endless quest, that I first saw a compelling photo and had a gut punch feeling: I want to make that. As I dove headfirst into this craft, I became overwhelmed with the relentless urge find the essence of what was in front of me and capture it. I hadn't known it until then, but it turns that the drive I'd felt all my life to find the "right" words was, when I distilled it down, my way of asking a simple question: how do I express the ineffable? And I finally had my answer.