Inspired by the Flemish paintings from the 15th century through the 17th century, this is a study of color, texture, light and shadow. I found this sparrow hiding under a shrub in Los Angeles, shivering. I picked up the bird and placed it in the palm of my hand. I looked at him and said, “it’s ok to go, you’re safe”. At that moment, he shivered, puffed up and slowly released his spirit.
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Self taught photographer working with some of the best people in the field from Neiman Marcus,
Williams-Sonoma and Nike, I was able to gain knowledge and appreciation for the process and my technique. Seeing things from at least two perspectives would lead me to continue to create introspective bodies of work that play with the mind and the eyes. Using Light as my main subject, I am able to illuminate the subtleties of life, death, color, contrast, texture and emotion.
My work is a result of continued hard work and perseverence. Working with designers along the west coast, Chicago and firms in New York, I never cease to get inspired by and motivate the people surrounding me.
Clients consist of art collectors in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Hewlett-Packard, Inc.