When I work with a sitter, my goal as a photographer is to capture the whole self, the essence of that sitter's soul, and the current state of the spirit.
I believe in showing more photographs of us in dress, emotion and environments that present the whole of who we are in addition to who we are becoming -- because our humanity isn't one dimensional. It's layered and it is complex. It's beautiful and it is ugly. It's brilliant and it is a scary, scary dark.
When composing a photograph, I look at how a garment flows over the folds and hills of a body, how hair falls and stands, how one's interior affects the physical posture. I'm inspired by strong light and shadow, garment detail, personal talismans and family heirlooms, and beautiful imperfections.
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