I'm a freelance photographer based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. I have always loved photography. When just a young boy, I so wanted to have my Dad's Canon AE-1. In high school, I used to stare at Ansel Adams photos. I even purchased a few to hang in my dorm room in college. I played with cameras on and off over the years. When I did play with them, it was not for very long. In 2015, I decided it was time to stop playing with a camera and truly learn to capture the images I have always seen my head but did not know how! I love photographing things in motion (runners, dancer, street photography). I use to be an endurance freak where I did 3 full Ironman triathlons, ran in 10 marathons, and even competed in a 39-mile trail race. I love capturing a special moment or something that occurs in a split moment since you may have not even seen it if it happened too quickly. I also love capturing environment in my photos since it tells a big story!
By day, I’m a registered professional engineer designing offshore platforms for the Oil & Gas industry. Yes, boring geeky stuff! So basically, I’m a geek with a camera!
Questions & Answers
Describe your art in three words.
Capture the environment.
Describe yourself in one word.
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?
I love capturing the environment in my photos so it doesn't get any better than being here in New Orleans! I live near City Park so I'm always driving or walking through it to find cool spots to photograph or just enjoy.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?
I don't have any rituals since I only do photography. As for creative process, as the saying goes, "I know it when I see it".
Where do you draw inspiration?
I draw my inspiration from EVERYTHING! :)
Who are your artistic influences or gurus?
Ansel Adams was my first artist influencer. Today, I have so many! I spend way too much time on Instragram these days since I love learning from what I see!
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work?
Tough question! I'll have to think about this one for a bit!
Where can we find you when you are not creating art?
If I'm not creating art and it's during the week, I'm designing offshore oil & gas platforms. I'm a structural engineer.
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
Favorite time of day has to be early morning. Sunrise is always so peaceful! Day of the week, I'd have to say Friday since it means I have more time over the weekend to create art! My favorite month of the year is October! It's the first month the truly shows that the New Orleans summer weather is over! At the end of October, we tend to get a nice blast of cool air and it seems like everyone in New Orleans seems to be at peace! Also, I believe the morning and evening sunlight is the most amazing in the month of October!
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact.
I can wiggle my eyes side to side very fast. Maybe my eye balls are loose...
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Where You Can Find My Work
All works listed online are available to be viewed at Where Y’Art Gallery by appointment.