It's nice to meet you - I appreciate you stopping by! I photograph subjects in a documentary style, making the most out of every environment. I believe in empowering my subjects to put their best, most authentic self forward, and in evoking a person's spirit to reveal their most beautiful self. My interests, inspiration and body of work have drawn from street photography, America's music/nightlife scenes, professional wrestling, and fashion. After taking classes at University of the Arts in 2017, I've worked on large-scale collage and mixed media projects. In 2015 and 2016, I published three issues of a photography magazine, You & I Forever, working with Philadelphia DJ's and a talented video producer (Daniel Gauthier) to create music mixes and visual stories inspired by each magazine issue. My artistic interests and subject matter cover a wide range, due to my love of meeting new and unique people that trust me to bring out their beauty and grit.
I grew up in Ohio and have strong family ties to the Philippines. I currently reside in Philadelphia. My years living in New York, spending summers with family in the Bay Area, and being a longtime resident of a Rust Belt city have greatly influenced my perspective, spirit and my art. I have a B.A. in Communications/Media Studies with a minor in Visual Arts from Fordham University, and an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School. I was a grant recipient of the Leeway Foundation's Art & Change program in 2010, 2012 and 2013, where through these awards I focused on documenting the stories and lives of immigrant communities. I have a 17 year career in non-profit management.