I was born and raised New Orleans. Early on, I was heavily inspired by my dad, an avid street and portrait photographer. He taught me about light and composition. He also taught me the value of patience and to do whatever it takes to get the shot.
I went on to attend Ben Franklin High School and studied photography at Louisiana State University. My work has appeared in Tulane Medical Magazine, 2016-2017, as well as A Day in the World  and its traveling exhibition, 2012-2013, Kulturhuset - Stockholm, Sweden, Världskulturmuseet - Gothenburg, Sweden, Dunkers Kulturhus - Helsingborg, Sweden, History Museum of Bosnia and Hercegovina - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina; and Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza - New York City, NY. Photography exhibitions also include Contemporary Antiques, 2012 - 2013, in New Orleans, LA, and Louisiana Culture Exhibition, 2014, at the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow House of Photography - Moscow, Russia.
Questions & Answers
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans?
The city itself is an inspiration. I love the architecture. The cultural diversity. There is never a boring day in New Orleans.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?
The first thing I do is choose the music. I use headphones often, which helps me to drown out distractions. After that, I prefer to scout a location or event for at least a half hour before I take out my camera. I search for interesting angles and lighting, then allow the scene to coalesce and become a photograph.
Who are your artistic influences or gurus?
My biggest influences are the old Magnum photographers—Arnold Newman, Martin Parr, Bruce Davidson, Robert Capa, and on and on. They are true masters of the art form.
Where can we find you when you are not working or creating art?
Shooting for or cheering for my daughter's junior roller derby team, The Crescent City Crushers.
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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.