Photography came to me by accident. In the midst of a great deal of change in my life, I bought a camera. After years in arts ranging from music to writing to painting, photography allowed me to bring the best of those disciplines under one creative umbrella.
Like anyone, my past informs my present. I was born in Seoul, Korea and was brought up in Southeast Michigan. My youth in Southern California was filled with writing and performing music both on and for stage. At university in the Bay Area, I studied Literature and Writing. I travelled over the years as well. In England and Scotland I roved about, found out that I would starve as a busker but that I could pour a half decent pint—so I worked at a pub and explored Great Britain. In El Salvador I had my first experience with a 35mm camera and used it to document pictures for a research project. After a few trips back and forth across the US, I ended up in Brazil, where I taught and wrote and got a job in the Amazon helping translate documents for field scientists. Back stateside, I settled in Michigan and returned to teaching. Since then, I have become a father, a third-degree black belt, and not least of all, a photographer.
So what does all this mean to you? It means that the person behind the camera has the life and professional experience to listen to you and understand your vision. I have an eye for the world and all the diversity it holds. Over the years, I have photographed events, lifestyle, product, fashion, and stage. The photo-documentary style that I’ve developed allows me to create intimate images that tell the stories of you and your loved ones.
It’s been a wonderful journey thus far, and it can only get better from here. Let’s bring our stories together. Visit my investment page to learn more.