My primary subject matter has always been people. I have been captivated by portraiture for as long as I can remember. There is something about portraying human expression that I find most compelling and strive to incorporate in my work. Through the use of photography, I am always seeking to truly capture the essence of the individual. I attempt to build rapport with those whom I am photographing, in hopes of allowing the viewer to catch a glimpse into the heart of that person. I challenge myself to avoid just simply photographing someone, but rather make others care about the subject. I am an artist who does not wish to project myself through my work, but to truly highlight those around me. Everyone has a story to share. I feel that my role as an artist is simply the storyteller.