Could you speak about your style and process?
Stylistically, I’d say my work is polished and intimate. I definitely put a heavy focus on lighting and love a nice contrast. I think those elements make an image feel more dynamic, more powerful. My process shifts depending on what I am shooting. If I am working on a personal series I am typically creating a playlist to get into the mood of what the series should be. I imagine the sounds as music videos and start to think of stills from that place. If I am on an editorial job, I typically look at the existing photographs of whoever I am photographing and try to pinpoint the type of shots I don’t see as well as what seems to be most natural for them and find some sort of middle ground for both comfort and innovation.
How did you get your start?
I started shooting when I was about 12 or 13. I started taking images on my iPod in my grandma’s yard. I took landscapes for a while but eventually started photographing friends and family which led me to fall in love with portraiture. After getting my first camera in high school I was shooting just about every weekend which led me to study the craft at NYU and pursue my photo career.