I love taking portraits of people. The process itself, the picture taking, is a pleasure for me. The casual interaction … the relaxed conversation … the playful work.
As we talk and shoot, I seek to produce images that have a thoughtful, interior quality. Images that bring out something of the inner person … that capture the smile beneath the smile.
In the end, I hope the person will look at their portrait -- and see something new … something revealed. Light of course is central to photography … and especially to portraiture. I prefer natural light. I do photograph people with indoor, studio lighting when necessary, but I feel I get the most provocative images in warm, afternoon light.