As a photographer, I am inspired by the poetic elements and the colors of this world. I am particularly drawn to remote, abandoned yet culturally rich places, interested in uncovering unexpected beauty and in exploring the essence of life that emerges from such places. Photography allows me to look at a different dimensions of people, places and objects. I seek to capture their beauty and simplicity and beyond, to reveal their soul, their memories, and tell their story. For me, photography is about mood, atmosphere, the essence of being, and the essence of time, present and past. I like bringing into view unobserved moments, personal interpretations of a scene, making the viewer experience something new while looking at a familiar landscape or subject.
I have studied composition, black and white and color photography with various teachers around San Francisco Bay Area. My pictures have been shown in a couple of solo shows at the Gallery Del Grotto in San Francisco as well as in group exhibits. My pictures of performing artists have been published in the SF Chronicle, the Examiner and other local newspapers. More recently one of my pictures was selected for the book 'Hidden Alcatraz' now available on Amazon.