The images in this collection reflect some of the themes and ideas that propel my photography journey.
The “boy on the skate” is one of my favorite photos. I have that moment ingrained in my memory, and I shot it impulsively. I felt the energy emanating from the kid using a skateboard for the first time and had to capture it. I have been shooting for 25 years, mostly driven by an impulse to seize the moment in time.
I decided to pick up a camera in the first place to capture the skateboarding subculture that no one was paying attention to. The feeling and importance I felt while capturing these fleeting moments in time was intoxicating.
I only shot film when I started (not by choice); digital cameras were non-existent then, and shooting film taught me to pay attention to the frame and timing of my images, given I had a limited number of frames to shoot.
I do shoot digital, and I am not a purist in any form. For me, photography is about capturing the moment regardless of the medium.