I love photographs; I always have. My world is seen as a series of photographs. My fascination with photography began at the age of twelve when I would gaze at the display of used cameras through the side window of Studio City Camera Exchange. My passion grew deeper upon receiving a used rangefinder camera as a birthday gift from my father. Growing up, my favorite book was The Family of Man, having no idea that the incredible Edward Steichen created the photographs. His work is an escape from reality, with reality. The way he portrays reality seemed to balance the good and the bad in my childhood.
The pivotal work of photographers, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, and Walker Evans has been a source of inspiration. Most impressive, however, is the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, whose gift of anticipation allows him to capture and transform routine events into incredible works of art.