I began shooting photography three years ago, and picked up Large Format photography a year ago. I fell in love with the pacing and problem solving with LF, and I never received the same emotional response from shooting digital as I do when looking at a film negative, so I ended up selling all of my digital equipment. I have always been drawn to vintage imagery, and I felt I could achieve more if I learned the processes that were done before digital took over. I shoot portraits, and usually my subjects come to me to recreate the same nostalgic and timeless feelings that I love to capture.
My influences stem from Hollywood films from the 1920s-1960s, George Hurrell, Serge Balkin, Cecil Beaton, C.S. Bull, anything from a vintage Vogue, Alfred Hitchcock, and Man Ray. I like the mixing of the cinematography look using movie hot lights with large format black and white film. They are harmonious together in the way the light falls on the subject in a soft gradient and the capabilities of the black and white film is about recording them. It truly is a match made in heaven together. I love the fact that Large Format film is something I can hold, and its real.
I have had the honor of being featured and claiming the cover of View Camera Magazine which has a large readership within the film photography community. I hope to grow as a fine art photographer and continue to learn through my craft. I reside in Los Angeles, California with my husband Kevin, our son Kiefer, our two cats Brigid and Dji Dji, and our dog Zeppo.