Portrait Photographer in Boston. Ball of Positivity Everywhere.
I'm obsessed with the hero's journey, both in myth and reality. The portraits I take explore the place where our inspiration and determination meets our ultimate purpose. It doesn't matter if the photograph is for advertising or art. The person, the path and the passion are always the most important story, and the way into creating the best image. I came to this calling later in life, after decades of storytelling for theatre and film, and that shows up again and again in my work - from choosing locations and clothing that is descriptive, to working with my subject on their motivation and engagement of the camera. There's drama even in the everyday if your life lights you up. Getting to see other people's light is a tremendous gift. I have a lot of gratitude.
You know that awesome image of yourself that you held in your heart as a kid? The magic one. Did it just come into your head? The one where you were a superhero, or royalty, or a wild untameable spirit. Maybe a wolf. Or a butterfly. A rockstar. Or president. Remember the way it made you feel? Where is that image living now? Did it stay back there in your past, left behind like so much of the stuff we let go of as we become adults, getting all dusty and clouded? Wouldn’t it be great if you could reach in to your soul and grab it back, clean it up and light it up and use the feeling to show the way? What if I told you that I believe you can, just by having your picture taken? That vision of yourself is as much a part of you as anything else. And if it hasn't disappeared, it is yours to keep forever. It just might be the very thing you need. Okay, maybe not a *actual* picture of you in a cape fighting crime (although I'm down with that if its where you want to go) - but a photograph that represents all that confidence, optimism, joy and power that is in your soul, displayed for the world to see and believe in too. Sounds good to me. So let's take it, okay? That picture. Take it. Relight that lamp. Get your vision back. Then get cracking on it like the superhero wolf rockstar you are.