Being able to capture the many distinct views of life has always been a fascinating thought to me. Photography allows myself to express the idea of beauty. Not just of who my subject is but the techniques behind creating an image. Various combinations of dramatic tones, highlights, and shadows are the techniques I use to either compliment or cross the line of the idea of beauty.
My thematic focus resorts to the use of light in combination of the idea of beauty. The power of lighting in photography is the key to controlling the mood and how a person depicts it. The simple notion that a beam of light can manipulate your ideas or feelings toward a particular subject emphasizes how important lighting is. In my work I like to push the ideas of what makes a photograph beautiful but also see how many different reactions beauty can have. Beauty itself can be dark, soft, light, colorful, happy, or sad. I want my work to explore this idea with the use of dramatic tones, highlights, and shadows.
My photographic references derive from the people in my life and the time period we live in. You see a lot in today’s world that people struggle with self-acceptance and they don’t realize that beauty exists in many different forms. I want to show people that beauty bends and that you don’t have to hold up to anybody’s standards but your own. My ultimate objective involves utilizing my photographic skill set to encourage people to express themselves for who they are and find their own beauty in this world.