How did you get involved in photography?
I moved to New York in 1999 and just walking in the streets and I started to see things in a certain way, so I picked up a camera the rest is history. I kind of evolved shooting only digital black and white photography. It’s too expensive to shoot analog.
What brings you the most joy from the creative process?
When I take that photo that I know is something unique or special, I know it will last longer. You can’t predict when it will happen, it just happens. You know, just the right moment, the right time, the right light, you just hit the right spot, and you were meant to be there. As a photographer, I feel that way. Everything is meant to be. The stars are aligned to be in that moment to capture that moment.
Why don’t you use Instagram as a platform to share your work?
I did use it when Instagram first started, and I was really lucky as I amassed a lot of followers. But at a certain point, I decided I did not want to give my work away anymore. So, I pulled two different Instagram’s that I ran down, just to keep the value of my work higher than giving my work away for free.
Do you think if young artists who don’t have a following yet, should use Instagram to share their work?
I mean, it’s a great place to share your work, absolutely. And to get recognition. But for me, because I am a photographer and it’s just photos, at a certain point it just wasn’t working for me.
Any tips for an artist?
You just go to keep practicing. Find what you love and just work, that’s it