Preferred pronoun: No Preference
How did you get into photography: I come from a family of artists. I was always encouraged to express through whichever mediums felt most natural. Photography was always a way for me to capture moments + statements that I wanted to navigate others towards. I’ve found photography especially; to be a tool for communicating with people on a significant + personal level. From my first 45mm to my DSLR I use today; photography serves as a way for me to show people what’s inside of me, and helps me to transfer energies with others in an artistic way.
What is your favorite kind of pizza: Patsy’s or L&R Spumoni Gardens slices … no exceptions!
Film or Digital: Both! Film has an authentic texture you can’t get from digital, but digital breaks barriers and can help you enhance an image based from a bizarre concept.
Do you identify with labels? If so which ones: Queer, Gender Non Conforming.
What do you look for in your subject matter: Raw Authenticity. Honesty. Soul. I look to find a moment where a person’s light can shine through their flesh exterior.
Brooklyn or Manhattan: Too hard to choose!
Favorite photo you have shot: I shot my grandfather at my cousin’s wedding while he was taking a picture of me with his disposable camera. It was our personal language to each other.
Your inspirations: Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Robert Mapplethorpe, Mick Rock, Bowie, Prince, Leigh Bowery, Steven Tyler’s Mouth …. etc.
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