Images that captured a life
I sat back and wrote a bio about why I started photography. I didn’t want to give you a sugarcoated dessert, I wanted to give you the meat and potatoes. I noticed that it was becoming a long dark story about my entire life, completely focused on my trials and tribulations. It was all there, from my views of a broken home, childhood insecurities, death of the man that raised me and military combat experiences that lead to severe depression, anxiety, and ptsd that eventually ended up in a suicide attempt.
Let’s just say that I’m a man from the Bay Area of California, completely rough around the edges, that loved the ocean, skateboarding and 80’s neon art since he was a boy. Who decided he needed a therapeutic way of expressing himself. I purchased a camera and threw myself into waves that only Hawaiian locals were familiar with. With that being said, I definitely paid a price, I cut my head open and had to get staples, ruptured my eardrum, flooded cameras along with a barrage of other mishaps. Being completely self taught in every way of this journey I reached out to everyone I could think of but without success, I began to realize that I may need to do it all on my own.
I’m not affiliated with any other photographer and I’m not trying to be like anyone else, although the comparisons may be flattering and may never stop, I have gotten use to them. All of this has definitely helped a lot with my therapy and has opened my eyes to new possibilities. I place my world into my images that you see here today. During my few short years of doing photography I have been fortunate enough to have my artwork featured in a few online articles from the U.K., Yahoo! News, an Anti Pollution add by National Geographic, and a bunch of images commissioned by the Film Commission for Hollywood Hawaii. This past year I had a successful gallery showing in Sacramento California at Groundswell .
It’s amazing to me that people from all over the world express how my Photo Art makes them feel and I’m so very grateful. I believe it’s the images that captured my life as well. I figured with so much darkness throughout this world, it’s nice to capture a glimpse of beauty. After giving up a portion of my life for my country, I decided to turn all of this into my business and pay tribute to the military men and women who couldn’t be here today to live theirs.
If you are or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, please don’t hesitate to call. National Suicide Hotline
1-800-273-8255 or text 838255
You are not alone.