As an artist, as a photographer— as a man— as a Black man — I contemplate— what is it I want my audience to understand? What is it I want you to feel? I started as a boy-- capturing the streets of New York. A few rolls of film. At a protest.
Growing up taking photographs and working in the darkroom were my alone time. The small piece of glass that I peered through opened up an entire world, and for moments I disappeared. I fell in love with this process.
Here today, my camera is a vehicle to tell stories that explore the human condition, and contempory culture. The dialogue between me and the people in front of my lens is very important. I want people to feel comfortable to express and reveal a part of themselves-- creating this environment, making people feel comfortable is a quintessential.
I profoundly love this process -- this privilege -- to be an artist and tell stories.