What kind of visual art is your focus and why?
My current focus is photography, with a strong emphasis on photo manipulation and retouching. I treat the digital photos I take like a blank canvas and use Photoshop as my paint and a Wacom pen as my paintbrush. It’s through these tools I can fully bring my ideas to fruition. By taking the principals of photography and applying them digitally, I’m able to create a hybrid of traditional and digital art.
Where and how do you find inspiration?
I think it’s important to surround yourself with positive, creative people to draw inspiration from and collaborate with. I’m fortunate to live in a city with a thriving art scene so when I’m not busy perusing the internet for creative insight, I like to visit the many gallery’s and museums Los Angeles has to offer.
When did you start creating and why?
I started using pastels and water colors as a child and began traditional 35mm photography a teenager. It seems like the drive to create has remained, but it’s evolved into different mediums over time. Creating is great meditation.
What Wacom product do you use now?
Currently I use an Intuos4.
What is your favorite of your work and why?
I always feel like this question is like asking a parent to chose a favorite child…weird, I know. I’ll have to say it’s a tie between my two most recent projects, Siren & ōrāre. Each series is a very conceptual collaboration between myself and good friends, and it really showcases the direction I see the future of my work heading. It was also on these projects I truly pushed the boundaries on what I thought I was capable of achieving in post-production.
Why did you join the Wacom gallery on Behance?
There are very few online showcases which feature such a multitude of digital art. It’s such a great place for inspiration, sharing and critique.
Preview from my latest shoot..it’s going to be pretty epic once I’m finished.
Landing down south. Jet-life to Set-life. LAX~>ATL. #g4 (at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL))
See the story in it’s entirety here:
No. 05 ōrāre
I plead, beg
I pray, entreat
For this shoot I took inspiration from religious icons which features styles reminiscent of religious garb and voodoo queens. I wanted the series as a whole, and as individual art-pieces, to represent simplicity with use of contrast, composition and either symmetry or asymmetry.
No. 04 ōrāre
No. 03 ōrāre
No. 02 ōrāre
No. 01 ōrāre
Baby got back. @babyvegaz #35mm #trix400