I have been enamored by art ever since I can remember. I love to create so since a very early age I have been painting, drawing, dancing, singing, modeling, and of course, photography. My love for photography began as early as 5 years old. I was the kid that brought their camera everywhere! No special occasion or reason, I just loved taking pictures! I admit I had my fair share of disposables and I used to “borrow” my mother’s 110 format point-and-shoot camera. My mother used to get so upset at me always taking her camera, but she understood how passionate I was about photography and always gave in. Around 1987, I heard on the radio there was a contest and the prize was a camera. Needless to say, I entered the contest and I knew it was meant… I won and got my very own Polaroid 600 series camera! Yes, the one with the instant pictures coming from the front slot! No fancy equipment and not the very best child photographer out there but always ready to take pictures! As a teenager, I had the opportunity to dab into modeling as well as theater, film making, and that is when I develop a strong interest in professional photography.
In 1993, I began my serious amateur journey while in High School. Without hesitation, I decided to take photography classes. Through that experience, I learned everything from how to make pin-hole cameras, matting and framing techniques to darkroom procedures and push processing/film developing. After graduating from high school in 1995, I worked for a few big portrait studios where I fine-tuned my skills in infants and family portraiture.
Photography has been quite an experience that has sparked many interests and allowed me to continue to evolve and acquire additional skills not only in Photography, but also in film making, production and graphic design. But honestly, what I enjoy the most is human interaction and to be able to capture something special and unique. Those moments we treasure and remember so dearly! I want to capture those timeless little pieces of time that makes a person. I am always trying to find that “one” moment in time and preserve it; make it immortal.