I was born on December 7, 1970. The same date–though not the same year–as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, HI in the 2nd Word War. That historical event that would become quite important to get me started as photographer. In 2001, I traveled to Hawaii on my birthday to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor. A good friend let me borough his Olympus E-10 to document this trip that had been on my bucket list for a long time.
That really got me me started in photography. Not long after the trip to Hawaii, I bought myself my own dSLR: a Canon EOS 10D. One thing let to another and now, over 20 years later, photography has become an integral part of my life. I’ve come to integrate it with the things I like to do the most: travel, listen to music, cook.
Photography is just a hobby though and that means that I don’t do it if it ain’t fun. I don’t work on assignment; it is strictly for fun. I will push myself to get better and more creative every time I go out to take pictures.
I love to shoot cityscapes, architecture and the occasional nature thingy when I travel or even when I’m at home. And I love aviation photography. Occasionally, I will cover a concert. And if my slaving over a hot stove in the kitchen works out and I turn out a pretty dish, I’ll try to make a pretty picture of it.
But in the end, photos seem to appeal the most to an audience if they have people in them. I started doing portrait and fashion years ago. I actually met some pretty amazing people, who I consider to be my best friends, that way. With their help and support, I ventured of into latex and fetish glamor photography. And that is where my heart has been for quite some time. I love the shine and reflective qualities of the latex and the way it accentuates the beautiful curves of my models. The bulk of my work these days is latex glamour photography.
Bruce Springsteen‘s music plays an important role in my life. His music is probably just as important to me as photography is. I became a Springsteen fan in 1984 when he released the Born in the U.S.A. album. I saw my 1st Springsteen concert on April 23, 1993 and have since then seen over 40 shows in 10 countries.
And it’s not just Springsteen’s music I listen too. I listen to all kinds of music: I have a collection of over 3000 albums and I see about 20 concerts a year. And I don’t mind traveling to go see a concert. Actually it is the perfect excuse for a city trip. Life is just better with Music.