First, tell us a little bit about yourself! Name three things most people don’t know about you.
I am learning how to play the banjo, and strive to be a semi-good blue grass player someday! I’ve lived in a lot of places - Hawaii, Australia and Nebraska to name a few. I had a fear of Ketchup until the age of 21, now I love it.
How would you describe your style?
Fine art portraiture with a twist of fashion and whimsy.
The photographs you create are mesmerizing and rather complex. What does your creative process generally look like when heading into a photo shoot?
I do a lot of preparation ahead of time, to ensure that I will be able to create the vision in my mind. This includes everything from gathering props to screen shots of poses I like on my phone, and I also location scout with images a day or two before so I know exactly what I want to do where. On the actual shoot day, there is an order to things but I also leave freedom to be inspired by my surroundings and what happens in the moment. My favorite part is editing. Once I have my selections, I usually edit in an order that the images inspire me most.
What’s your primary source (or sources) of inspiration behind your unique and ethereal imagery techniques?
I find inspiration in everything! If I drive by a location that I think has potential, I can create a story in my mind based off of that place. When I pull gowns from designers, I can envision a story to tell through the pieces. I also find inspiration through color, and any time I find something that stands out - a prop, location, piece of clothing, etc - I will create a story around it.