Asia Europe USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English, Japanese
I am a photographer and filmmaker currently based in Asheville, NC. specializing in editorial, documentary, and commercial work. I use my medium as a means to tell stories that inspire thought and actionable change as well as to push my client’s mission forward by showcasing the impact they have through their businesses.
I put an emphasis on working with social and environmental businesses and organizations as I am passionate about people and the environment. Having earned my Bachelor's in both Cinematic Arts and Cultural Anthropology I regularly combine my training in these areas while on assignments stateside and internationally. Connecting with local communities and pursuing truthful stories I endeavor to use my camera as a way to connect the viewer to the heart of my subjects.
Exploring the human condition and our relationship with the world around us I also regularly work on my own personal, creative projects as a means to pursue what I feel are underrepresented stories worthy of spotlight. Culture, social constructs, and their connection to our mental state and emotions is something that affects me deeply and plays a huge part in the stories I pursue. Expressing those more ephemeral feelings and themes connected to our perception of the world and how we interact with it is something I enjoy exploring through my camera.
JP Morgan & Chase
Editor at Large
Virginia Association for Environmental EducationMeals on Wheels
Unified Theatre Company
Gojo Paradiso Kyoto Branch
International Mission Board
Home is Where the Mind Is. No Place Like Home Campaign for Miriam's House in collaboration with Riverviews Artspace. November 2019. Lynchburg, VA
Airbag On. Bower Center for the Arts 7th National Juried Art Exhibition. August 2019.
Summer Memories. Art on Main Campaign with the James River Arts Council. July 2019.
Natsukashii. Emerging Artist Series with Riverviews Artspace. May 2019.
You Are... 10th National Juried Art Exhibition with Terrance Washington of the National Gallery of Art. November 2018.