As a visual artists, my eyes have always been the main channel through which I experience inspiration. When I began to shoot images with a camera, the possibilities for capturing and sharing my vision of the world became possible.
I believe that no two people see things the same way, and this enables what might otherwise seem a mechanical art form, to remain an effective means of self-expression. Growing up on the rural Big Island, beauty in both the people and landscape has provided me with endless subjects.
In each portrait, I am looking to capture something of the personality…to make an image that is animated by that energy. Whether the object of my lens is an infant or a flower, my inspiration comes from finding what makes each one unique, and highlighting that spark.