As a visual storyteller, I see my images as a mirror to better understand the complex realities of the human condition and to discover intimate and “extraordinary moments” among the fleeting “ordinary moments” of both the lighter and darker side of life. Due to the challenges, I faced growing up as an immigrant in LA, I have always been drawn to photograph marginalized communities that were impacted by adverse conditions and subject matters that I could relate to.
I use composition, angles, and light to create aesthetically pleasing cityscapes but with closer examination, the images often reveal and inform the viewer of critical problems such as economic inequality and environmental pollution.
I strive to remain objective and create imagery that is both aesthetically, and emotionally compelling. Yet, my intention is to invoke curiosity, compassion, and empathy from the audience and highlight the beauty in the imperfection of life and humanity.