Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, I am multifaceted artist and photographer specializing in the documentation of special events, celebrations and portraiture. What began as a childhood hobby, photography became my primary focus in 2010, during my college years while working with various organizations and other artists. Feeling incomplete after having covered events primarily for the better part of 3 years, I found inspiration again in great portraits created by past and contemporary photographers, including Gordon Parks, Eli Reed, Dexter R. Jones, Derrick Jones, Jonathan Mannion, Joshua Peters, Bryon Summers, to name a few. Currently, my goal is to capture powerful visuals that document + convey the emotions and energies that accompany each subject’s story. I believe these are opportunities that are earned and I do not take them lightly.
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Awards + Recognitions:
Featured, Donec Nec Justo, 2015
Winner, Fusce Odio Velit, 2014
Winner, Non Nisl at Mauris, 2014