Q: How long have you been shooting?
A: I’ve been creating as long as I can remember. Remnants remain on my parents’ walls and staircase, providing evidence of just how creative I could be.
Q: Who are some of your greatest influences?
A: Anyone who has never given up.
Q: What was the first work of art you sold?
A: It’s called “Pot of Gold.” It’s a photograph of a trash can and it was hanging in a sound studio in Austin, Texas but now belongs to Giancarlo Esposito, who played Gus in “Breaking Bad.”
Q: Why shooting rather than another medium?
A: Photography is the medium that allows me to instantly express myself the moment I see a certain dumpster or traffic cone or any “ugly” object int he world that I can find beauty in.
Q: What are your favorite materials to work with?
A: I appreciate digital photography because it allows me to nuance and reveal more of the hidden beauty that I find in the objects I shoot.
Q: Do you have a message in your work?
A: When I was 20 years old, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s. After a year of treatment, I was blessed with a clean bill of health and a new perspective on life, which manifested in my photography many years later. There is a lot that is ugly in this world but there is beauty to be found too, if we just look for it.