As a photographer, web developer, and community catalyst, my goal has always been to explore fresh perspectives and reveal authentic moments that foster understanding between people.
For over two decades, my camera has accompanied me on adventures around the globe, allowing me to reflect the immense diversity of human experiences. Whether capturing the vibrant cultures of Southeast Asia or the moody landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, I strive to make photos that honor the artistic collaboration between myself and my subjects.
A Lifelong Creative Journey
My creative journey began in the artistic hub of San Francisco, where I first discovered my passion for visual storytelling. I explored the city armed with nothing but curiosity and a film camera. Those early street photography exploits taught me the power of connecting with people, listening to them, and allowing them to reveal glimpses of their true selves.
Since then, I’ve continued refining my craft while expanding into new mediums like digital photography, filmmaking, and generative AI. Wherever innovation crosses paths with community, I seek ways to enhance human connection and foster shared understanding.
Illuminating Through Collaboration
Beyond photography, I’ve established myself as a connector – curating discussions, workshops, and spaces that bring diverse creatives together. As Assistant Director for Hornby Island’s documentary series Art Island, I relished the collaborative process of weaving individuals’ stories into a broader narrative.
Recent projects have explored the intersection of AI and art, recognizing technology’s potential when guided by human values. By posing thought-provoking questions, my aim is to stimulate respectful dialogue around shaping AI responsibly.
A Community Catalyst
Now based in Vancouver, I remain dedicated to grassroots initiatives that cultivate strong, engaged communities. Whether mentoring young creatives or spearheading open-source advocacy, empowering others has always been central to my work.
I hope my multifaceted passions serve as a reminder of our shared humanity. Through creativity and connection, many perspectives can be illuminated.
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